Custom math worksheets at your fingertips
dw-Math logo

Details for problem "Addition or subtraction, insert correct symbol"

Quickname: 4599

Suitable for K-12 grades: Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4

Elementary School, Primary School.


In a series of addition or subtraction problems, the plus or minus symbol is missing.


In a series of addition or subtraction problems, the plus or minus symbol is missing. (Example for this math problem)


Enhance and review the skill of addition and subtraction as well as reviewing mathematical symbols by using this type of problem on your worksheet. This is a cloze task where arithmetic signs are missing in simple terms with two operands.

The terms are addition terms and subtraction terms. In each case, the summands and the sum are given for addition tasks or minuend, subtrahend, and difference for subtraction tasks. The arithmetic symbol is missing in each case and has been replaced in the task by a space symbol.

This sort of worksheet can be used as a small or whole group activity or independent/ homework practice additionally. The complexity level can be personalized to use these worksheets from grade 1 to grade 4.

Practicing these problems can help achieve the following array of targets.

  1. Revise the concept of addition and subtraction.
  2. Understand the relationship between counting to addition and subtraction.
  3. Build a strong concept of the equal sign.
  4. Use the prediction skills by comparing both sides of the equation.
  5. Discover the accuracy of equations of addition and subtraction.

The number of tasks is adjustable. The number of problems can range from 1 to 10. The selection of numbers starts from 10 to 100,000. The correct arithmetic symbol can be derived from the three given operands and is to be inserted accordingly.

The answer key consists of a correct symbol placement.

Topics: Arithmetic Elementary arithmetic Whole Numbers

Tags: Addition Subtraction

Free worksheets and solution sheets with answers for download

Download free printable worksheets for this math problem here. The worksheet contains the problems only, the solution sheet includes the answers. Just click on the respective link.

If you can not see the solution sheets for download, they may be filtered out by an ad blocker that you may have installed. If this is the case, please allow ads for this page and reload the page. The solution sheets will then reappear.

With a free initial credit, you can start creating your own math worksheets in a few minutes.

You can try it for free! Register here, to create custom worksheets now!

Customization options for this problem

Possible values
Number of problems
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Number range
10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 10000, 100000

Similar problems

Name and direct link
Insert correct symbol, no list of possible choices
In an equation with two operands, insert the correct arithmetic symbol.

Creative Commons License
You may pass on the worksheets offered for download on this page to others, but not modify or sell them.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Deutsche Version dieser Aufgabe
These informational pages with samples describe math problems that can be combined on custom math worksheets with solutions for home and K-12 school use.
Please visit the dw math main page for more information!
Privacy policy and imprint
Deutsche Seiten