 If 12 + 8 = 20 then 20 - 12 = 8!

# Addition and Subtraction Facts to 20

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Knowing addition and subtraction facts (or number facts) to 20 by heart means being able to quickly know the pairs of numbers which make a total of twenty, as well as the associated subtraction facts. For example, if you know that 13 + 7 = 20, then you should also recognize that 20 - 13 = 7 or 20 - 7 = 13.

How well do you know the number facts to 20?

1.
Which number fact is incorrect?
11 + 9 = 20
9 + 11 = 20
20 - 9 = 11
11 - 20 = 9
11 - 20 gives a negative answer of -9!
2.
Which three pairs of numbers all add up to 20?
19 + 1
17 + 3
5 + 15
12 + 9
11 + 7
3 + 16
7 + 20
6 + 12
7 + 19
4 + 12
16 + 8
20 + 1
All the others add up to different numbers
3.
Which of the following is true?
12 - 20 = 8
20 - 2 = 18
8 + 20 = 12
18 + 20 = 2
20 - 18 = 2 is the other subtraction fact for these numbers
4.
Which number is missing: 17 + ? = 20
5
3
7
9
17 + 3 = 20 and so 3 + 17 = 20 also
5.
If you know that 14 + 6 = 20, what else do you know?
20 + 14 = 6
20 - 14 = 6
14 - 20 = 6
6 - 14 = 20
You would also know that 20 - 6 = 14
6.
Which 'family' of facts is incorrect?
7 + 13 = 20
13 + 7 = 20
20 - 13 = 7
20 - 7 = 13
8 + 12 = 20
12 + 8 = 20
20 - 8 = 12
20 - 12 = 8
9 + 11 = 20
11 + 9 = 20
20 - 11 = 9
20 - 9 = 11
4 + 14 = 20
14 + 4 = 20
20 - 4 = 14
20 - 14 = 4
14 + 4 = 18, so all the other facts must be incorrect too
7.
Which 'family' of facts is incorrect?
2 + 18 = 20
18 + 2 = 20
20 - 18 = 2
20 - 2 = 18
16 + 5 = 20
5 + 16 = 20
20 - 16 = 5
20 - 5 = 16
5 + 15 = 20
15 + 5 = 20
20 - 5 = 15
20 - 15 = 5
10 + 10 = 20
20 - 10 = 10
16 + 5 = 21, not 20 so all the other facts must be incorrect too
8.
Which three other facts go with 16 + 4 = 20?
20 + 16 = 4
20 + 4 = 16
16 - 20 = 4
16 - 20 = 4
4 - 20 = 16
20 + 16 = 4
4 + 16 = 20
16 - 4 = 20
4 - 16 = 20
4 + 16 = 20
20 - 16 = 4
20 - 4 = 16
For the subtraction facts, the largest number should be at the beginning
9.
Which of the following is true?
2 + 18 = 20 so 20 + 18 = 2
2 + 18 = 20 so 18 + 2 = 20
2 + 18 = 20 so 20 + 2 = 18
2 + 18 = 20 so 18 + 20 = 2
Adding the two smaller numbers in any order gives the larger number
10.
Which of the following pairs of number do not add up to give 20?
9 + 11
2 + 18
16 + 5
20 + 0
16 + 5 = 21
Author:  Angela Smith