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Parts of a Number Sentence (Addition and Subtraction) - Posters

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 2 pages | Grades: 1 - 3

Display these posters when learning about parts of addition and subtraction problems.

Learn About Parts of a Subtraction Problem (And Addition Too!)

Are you ready for your students to learn math vocabulary terms associated with number sentences? When looking at addition and subtraction sentences, there are some similarities in vocabulary words, but there are also many differences. 

Teach Starter has created a set of posters that you can use with your students in your classroom to show the differences between the two.

These posters highlight the following parts of addition and subtraction number sentences:

  • addend
  • minuend
  • subtrahend
  • sum
  • difference
  • addition sign
  • subtraction sign
  • equal sign

How to Make the Most of Your Number Sentence Posters

  1. Print the posters and display them in your classroom for students to reference when doing independent work.
  2. Print the posters, slip them into a clear sleeve, and use them in your guided groups as a reminder.
  3. Print the posters, slide them into a clear sleeve, and hang them on a ring as a reference tool for a learning center. 

We’ve also come up with bonus ways to turn posters into interactive tools that really make your lessons stick! 

📝 Create a fill-in-the-blank worksheet by removing selections of text.  

📂 Place copies in students’ homework folders for reference. 

💻 Provide posters as digital resources for virtual students. 

🧠 Test students’ memories by showing them the poster, then hiding it and having them tell you what they remember.

✅ Incorporate posters into your lesson wrap-up: students write on a sticky note what they learned from the lesson and place it on the poster. 

Before You Download

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