Using The Number Line
We can use the Number Line to help us add:
5 + 3 = 8
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!
Try It Yourself:
Drag the points, see how it all works:
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.