Hey there @firefoxhead1! I'm Blitz, the Tech Rocket Live Coach, and I'll be happy to help you out!
So you're actually very close in getting this code right, great job! Now let's finish it up.
So in the block:
total = addition
**There should be the parameters "(gadgets, gears)" after "addition". **
I see that you placed it in the "def addition" line, but that line is only meant to be a set function for all of your code, so that should still be "def addition(a,b):". Also, the total under the "def addition" line should be "total = a + b".
Here's my example below (NOTE: Make sure it's spaced out properly! You don't want an indentation error! :D) :
gadgets = 10
gears = 17
#call total = addition function here
total = addition(gadgets, gears)
total = a + b