Why It Works Explaining Addition and Subtraction Worksheet

Why It Works Explaining Addition and Subtraction Worksheet

How to teach Properties of Addition

Using Why It Works Explaining Addition and Subtraction Worksheet, students solve the addition and subtraction equations below by applying the properties.

Understanding that you can add in any order is important foundation for your students. This worksheet will help them practice the Properties of Addition and Subtraction.

Solve the following problems. Write, draw, or use equations and diagrams to explain what strategies you used to solve the problems. (Or, explain your thinking to your teacher.)

 

Other resources to use with this Why It Works Explaining Addition and Subtraction Worksheet

If you are using this worksheet, your students are probably learning about Properties of Addition and Subtraction.

Use this Mama Mia Commutative Property of Addition Activity as an additional resource for your students.

Introduce the lesson by showing adding two set of objects and then switching the order of adding. Next, ask questions like "What do you think will happen when we switch the order?". Then,  students complete the worksheet independently or with a partner. Finally, students explain how the properties of addition help them solve addition equations. Once finished, challenge students to write their own equations that show the Properties of Addition and Subtraction.

Be sure to check out more Properties Activities.

 

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