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Adding and Subtracting Order

In this worksheet, students must understand that addition can be done in any order but subtraction cannot.

'Adding and Subtracting Order' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Number: Addition and Subtraction

Curriculum subtopic:   Understand Order for Addition/Subtraction

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Notice that:

 

6 + 5 = 11    and    5 + 6 = 11

 

7 + 2 = 9    and    2 + 7 = 9

 

8 + 13 = 21    and    13 + 8 = 21

 

28 + 59 = 87    and    59 + 28 = 87

 

ADDING can be done in any order. 

You always get the same answer.

 

*****WARNING*****

 

SUBTRACTING is different.

 

28 - 19 = 9    but    19 - 28 = -9

 

They are NOT the same.

SUBTRACTING cannot be done in any order.

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