The basic 1 + 1 has been with us from infancy. The very first sum you
most probably learned was 1 + 1. Do you realize that as time goes by
and technology increases that the basics are still the same. Nothing
has changed, only the creativeness in which we teach, learn and present
Addition is still the same process of adding two or more numbers
together to find their total. No matter what your age, but addition
is and will always be a part of your life.
Going shopping means that you are going to spend some money. Whether
you are the customer or the shop owner, you need to use addition to
get to the right amount that needs to be paid. All of us need to buy
something at some point.
Computers & Calculators
Digital computers require the fundamentals of addition. It is an
important function to the overall efficiency. When calculating you
need something to help you, especially when you use many numbers and
you need a quick answer, then a calculator will be handy.
When ordering any stock for a business, or perhaps even a new car
of furniture, you need to be able to use addition in your life. How
else will you be able to measure how much you need or what is the
excess stock you have.
Numbers are a part of your life just as the sun and the wind. You
use numbers in everything you do, adding without even thinking about
it. We add all the time without realizing it. Take note of what you
are adding today?
During your entire life you will add something, whether it is glasses
to pour a cold drink. Cups to make coffee or tea, or plates to serve
lunch or supper. But add you will add.
In literature & daily living
When reading you use adding. How many books have you read lately?
One, two or perhaps three. How many times have you taken a bath or
shower in the last week? How many times do you drive from one place
to another in a day?
Building a family
When deciding on having a family, adding can be the most important
decision of your life. Would you like one, two or perhaps three children?
Or maybe you are one of those brave persons who would like at least
six. Whatever your desire, you will add when you have more than one
Ballet, Opera, etc.
Have you ever been to a classical ballet? Numbers are very important
in something like that. Whether you go to the State Theatre or just
an ordinary performance in the town square, the perfect number of
people needs to make up the act. Or what about an orchestra? Ever
person has their place.
Your electricity bill consists of numbers, so does the doctors bill,
the dentist bill and every other place that you rent a service from.
What about the garden service or the swimming pool service. The services
you make use of are endless and each one of them use addition to calculate
the hours they work for you and the amount you need to reimburse them
for there service.
Birthdays, calendars, and events
What about your birthday? Have you ever thought about the importance
of that? Your birthday consists of numbers, and every year you add
one. We don't even realize how important adding is in our lives, but
without the ability to add you will miss out on some very important