How to Balance Addition Equations


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7 + 3 = 9 + ?

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? + 13 = 40 + 3



1 + 12 = ? + 7

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet's aim is to test your knowledge on balancing addition equations by asking you to solve several practice problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

On these tools, you'll display your understanding of:

  • Why balancing equations is necessary
  • How to balance equations
  • Identifying unknown variables

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to balance addition equations
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of basic addition
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the balancing of equations and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

If you'd like to learn more in regard to balancing addition equations, have a look at the related video lesson, How to Balance Addition Equations. This lesson will cover topics such as:

  • What a balanced equation looks like
  • Examples of balanced equations
  • What addition equations look like