Using The Number Line

We can use the Number Line to help us add:

5 + 3 = 8

And subtract:

6 − 5 = 1

 

It is also great to help us with negative numbers:

−3 + 2 = -1

−3 − 2 = −5

So when we get puzzling questions like "What is −6 plus 3" we can use the number line!

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What Is Next

Sometimes we get questions like

3 + (−6)

Plus and Minus together?

Read How to Add and Subtract Positive and Negative Numbers to find what to do.