Year 5 Addition and Subtraction – Complete the question.

Add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of
columnar addition and subtraction where appropriate

Year 5 addition and subtraction investigation sheet


Investigation: Complete the question




Find the missing digits to complete the number sentence.

                     5? 18?
                  +?2 ?29
                   119 515

Explain your method for finding the answer.
Is there another method that you could use?
Can you create a number sentence of your own for somebody else to answer?




57 186 + 62 329 = 119 515. There are a number of ways to complete this but the most popular way would be using the formal method and inverse operations to find each missing digit.