Basic Arithmetic: Rules & Concepts


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What is arithmetic?

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1. According to the commutative property of addition, adding 2 + 3 is:

2. The inverse of addition is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Arithmetic involves calculating quantities with four essential operations used to manipulate numbers. This quiz/worksheet combo helps you understand the scope of basic arithmetic and some of the principles and properties that define this tier of mathematics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The commutative property of addition
  • The definition of basic arithmetic
  • Inverse operations
  • The identity property of addition

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow you to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about basic arithmetic and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain the four operations of arithmetic and the concepts that define them
  • Making connections - examine how inverse operations allow you to check calculations

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson, Basic Arithmetic: Rules and Concepts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the numerical concepts of basic arithmetic
  • Describe the relationships between the four operations of arithmetic
  • Compare the identity property for addition and multiplication
  • Explain why the commutative property does not apply to subtraction