Posted by Peter on 5th May 2009

Standard written subtraction with zeros.

standard-subtraction-3Here is another maths worksheet which looks at the standard method of subtraction, often called decomposition. Once again the numbers are small, and many children will be able to work the answers out ‘in their heads’. However, it provides good practice with the method, whilst not having to worry too much about the size of the numbers involved.

All these subtraction questions have a zero in the number which is being taken from. This can sometimes cause children a few problems: watch out for the mistake of saying ‘0 – 8 is 8’.

Once these have been mastered it is only a short step to being able to successfully complete any subtraction sum.

Standard subtraction with zeros

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