Understanding how to select and use inverse operations is essential in order for students to use function machines and solve linear equations and in order to answer many other problems. Familiarise your learners with the basics of this principle with this colourful worksheet.
In section A, students will simply select the correct inverse operation to all four operations before completing a match-up activity in section B. Here pupils will match six mathematical statements with their correct inverse operations.
Next, in section C, students are faced with another six mathematical statements and this time must write the correct inverse operation of each themselves. Answers may vary here, which provides a great classroom discussion point.