Using a Number Line for Addition & Subtraction


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A number line can be used to for addition by moving (jumping) _____.

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1. A number line can be used to for subtraction by moving (jumping) _____.

2. Use the number line pictured to solve the following problem: Jeff went fishing and caught 5 silver fish and 4 brown fish. How many fish did he catch in all?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

On this quiz and worksheet combination, you will find questions about subtracting and adding on a number line. You can see if you know how to move on a number line, and you will also be asked to perform both operations on some practice problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Expect the following subjects to appear on this combination quiz and worksheet:

  • Addition on a number line
  • Subtraction on a number line
  • Using a number line to solve word problems

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - remember what you have studied about addition and subtraction
  • Problem solving - use a number line to practice with word problems
  • Making connections - understand how adding and subtracting are performed on number lines

Additional Learning

For more practicing, check out the lesson titled Using a Number Line for Addition & Subtraction. There, you will see the following:

  • A practice problem involving selling candy bars
  • Order on a number line
  • Examples of subtraction and addition