Some apps moved to settings; how can I get them to home page

I thought my problems were solved, but now I have a new one.  Some of my apps disappeared.  I found them in settings.  How can I get them back to my
homepages and how did this happen?

Thanks....yes, I realized this after Carolyn explained how apps work.  I am not new to computers or to macs, but I AM new to apps, and I'm struggling with learning how they work.  I had noticed that they were no longer on my homepage, and then, in searching around for them, I saw them in settings. Then the question was: how the heck do I get them where I want them?  Didn't even think about them being in iTunes!  I love knowing I can shuffle the apps around there instead of trying to slide them from one home page to another (not easy in my view!).
I have to say that without this discussion board, I would never have figured out this iPad.  15 years ago I bought my first computer and learned the whole thing on my own without any tutoring, but this iPad is totally confusing.  I am just now beginning to see how it works and am actually just now beginning to do a little troubleshooting without help. But, it's been a long, hard road! 

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