Add or Subtract
About the Add or Subtract Lesson
Learn to use addition or subtraction.
• Students will be able to determine whether to use addition or subtraction to solve a word problem.
• Students will solve word problems and state answers in complete sentences.
ADD to put things together.
SUBTRACT to take some away.
A clue that you have to add is a word like ?and? or ?also?. Another clue that you have to add is a question like: How many are there all together?
A clue that you have to subtract is a question like: How many are left?
Example: I have 6 cookies. I give my friend 2 cookies. How many cookies do I have left?