Inverse Operations

Contributor: Alison Weiss. Lesson ID: 10620

Learn a quick and easy way to double-check your math problems WITHOUT using technology! Watch videos, do some Chicken Pickin', play BAMZOOKi and complete an interactive to practice inverse operations!



learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!


How do you check your work when solving math problems? Do you draw pictures? Maybe you like to use a calculator to be super sure. Did you know that there is another way to check your work, and it just might save you time?

No, it's not magic. It's inverse operations!

Inverse means opposite, so an inverse operation is an opposite operation.

For example, the opposite operation of addition is subtraction; and the opposite operation of multiplication is division. You can check your work by performing the inverse operation!

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