Math: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - The Language of Addition (Questions)

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In elementary school, children extend their understanding of the language of addition to include the word sum. They should already know words such as add, addition, plus, more than, total and altogether. Recognizing and understanding the language of addition is essential in order to be able to make decisions about which operation to use to solve calculations and problems.

Can you recognize the addition words?

1. Which word could be used in this number sentence?
7 ___ 5 = 12
[ ] plus
[ ] minus
[ ] subtract
[ ] multiplied by
2. Which word could be used in this number sentence?
9 ___ 6 = 15
[ ] take away
[ ] subtract
[ ] add
[ ] divided by
3. I have 4 cakes, 5 buns and 2 cookies. How many treats do I have altogether?
[ ] 7
[ ] 9
[ ] 11
[ ] 15
4. How much is 6 more than 8?
[ ] 28
[ ] 68
[ ] 12
[ ] 14
5. What is the sum of 7, 9 and 3?
[ ] 17
[ ] 23
[ ] 18
[ ] 19
6. What is the total of 12, 3 and 5?
[ ] 25
[ ] 18
[ ] 20
[ ] 19
7. What is the symbol for addition?
[ ] -
[ ] +
[ ] =
[ ] ÷
8. 15 is the sum of which 2 numbers?
[ ] 6 and 9
[ ] 11 and 3
[ ] 15 and 4
[ ] 9 and 8
9. 38 is the total of which 2 numbers?
[ ] 80 and 3
[ ] 20 and 4
[ ] 30 and 8
[ ] 3 and 8
10. Which of the following is not an addition word?
[ ] Sum
[ ] Division
[ ] Altogether
[ ] Total
Math: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - The Language of Addition (Answers)
1. Which word could be used in this number sentence?
7 ___ 5 = 12
[x] plus
[ ] minus
[ ] subtract
[ ] multiplied by
Plus means add
2. Which word could be used in this number sentence?
9 ___ 6 = 15
[ ] take away
[ ] subtract
[x] add
[ ] divided by
To add means to count up the total of all the numbers together
3. I have 4 cakes, 5 buns and 2 cookies. How many treats do I have altogether?
[ ] 7
[ ] 9
[x] 11
[ ] 15
The clue word in the problem is 'altogether'
4. How much is 6 more than 8?
[ ] 28
[ ] 68
[ ] 12
[x] 14
'More than' means counting on from one number
5. What is the sum of 7, 9 and 3?
[ ] 17
[ ] 23
[ ] 18
[x] 19
To find 'the sum' add all the numbers together
6. What is the total of 12, 3 and 5?
[ ] 25
[ ] 18
[x] 20
[ ] 19
To find the total, add all the numbers together
7. What is the symbol for addition?
[ ] -
[x] +
[ ] =
[ ] ÷
This sign means to add
8. 15 is the sum of which 2 numbers?
[x] 6 and 9
[ ] 11 and 3
[ ] 15 and 4
[ ] 9 and 8
The sum of the numbers is what you find when they are added together
9. 38 is the total of which 2 numbers?
[ ] 80 and 3
[ ] 20 and 4
[x] 30 and 8
[ ] 3 and 8
To find the total, add all the numbers together
10. Which of the following is not an addition word?
[ ] Sum
[x] Division
[ ] Altogether
[ ] Total
Division is not adding or finding a total or sum