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Details for problem "Columnar addition"

Quickname: 3290

Suitable for K-12 grades: Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5

Elementary School, Primary School, Middle School.


Columnar addition of multiple summands.


Columnar addition of multiple summands. (Example for this math problem)


A series of natural positive numbers have to be added with/ without carry in written columnar form.

This problem providing visual representations of columnar addition will allow young mathematicians to grip columnar addition concepts. It can be used to exercise the columnar addition concept with/ without carries independently, either in the classroom or as a homework assignment. It can also be generated according to the differentiated ability for grades 3 to 5. Boost the addition skills by practicing these worksheets with the following added values.

  1. Revise the addition of 2 or more numbers.
  2. Learn to add columnar digits with/ without carries.
  3. Observe and understand the concept of writing numbers in columns to add.
  4. Lay a foundation to use addition skills in future Maths.

These worksheets can be customized for different age groups as per requirement.

The answer key will provide solutions to all problems.

Topics: Arithmetic Elementary arithmetic Whole Numbers

Tags: Addition

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Customization options for this problem

Possible values
Number of problems
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Number of summands
2, 3, 4
Number of summand digits
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
never, max every other digit, yes

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Long addition of numbers with decimals
Columnar addition of multiple decimal fractions.
Similar problem type for subtraction
Columnar addition of multiple subtrahends.

dw-Math worksheet templates that do contain this problem

Columnar addition
Seven problems on columnar addition with an increasing level of difficulty.

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