Addition activities should be much more meaningful than just adding random numbers on a worksheet. Our mega June family birthday celebrations for 5 family members revealed our combined ages total 227. Imagine all the possible number combinations you can explore to create this total. Look at each person in the photograph. Estimate their ages and try to find a combination of 5 different numbers that add to 227. How many different combinations can you discover? The actual ages are Sofia = 1, Jess = 28, Patrick + 40, Bev = 68 and Eric = 90. Of course it is not important to discover this exact combination, as long as you find at least two that work.