In year 3, the first year in KS2, children will be taught the best methods to use when performing addition or subtraction problems in Maths. This will make them more confident when working out problems involving plus or minus symbols.
Addition is when you add two or more numbers together and subtraction is when you take them away. If you are having a party and know that 10 girls and 7 boys will be attending, how many prizes are you going to need? Well, 10 plus 7 is 17. You've got 20 prizes so how many will you have spare? Well, 20 minus 17 is 3. You've just worked out two problems - one addition and one subtraction. Knowing how to solve these problems is very useful in real life.
Take this year 3 quiz and find out how much you know about adding (plus) and subtracting (minus) problems.