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Simple Addition and Subtraction Questions

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 2 pages | Years: F - 3

Use this versatile worksheet with your students when exploring early addition and subtraction number sentences.

Simple Addition and Subtraction Worksheet

This worksheet is the perfect beginning activity when looking at number sentences with your students for the first time.

The worksheet includes ten addition sentences and ten subtraction. There is also a number line at the bottom of the page to assist students with counting on or back from the numbers in the questions.

The numbers and answers for the questions reach a maximum of twenty.

An answer page is included with your download to make marking fast and easy!

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding  

In addition to individual student work time, use this worksheet as a:

  • specific rotation or guided group for maths
  • homework assignment
  • whole-class review (via smartboard).

Make this worksheet more of a challenge by tasking students to write their own number sentences for addition and subtraction on the back of the page.

Encourage students who need extra support to use the number line provided or provide students with manipulatives they can use to help determine the result of the number sentence.

Easily Download & Print

This resource downloads as a PDF.

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardboard and slipping it into a write-and-wipe sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse.

Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.

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