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CLIP 3134

Addition and subtraction - inverse operations

Addition and subtraction - inverse operations
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Key Info
  • Addition and subtraction - inverse operations
  • Duration: 03:03
  • A series of three different clips of real life situations are shown in a quiz situation to help the participants work out number facts related to adding and subtracting. They work out the matching number facts which illustrate that subtraction is the inverse of addition. Adding and then subtracting the same amount gets you back to where you started.
  • Subject:

    Maths

       Topic:

    Calculations: Mixed

  • Keywords: number, facts, matching, adding, addition, subtracting, subtraction
Ideas for use in class
  • This clip would be useful when learning about number operations and the relationship between them. It helps to reinforce that subtraction is the inverse of addition.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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