# Posts tagged as "subtraction"

## Subtraction in columns

It is suggested in the new Maths Programme of Study that children in Year 2 should get used to recording addition nand subtraction in columns, both to support place value and to prepare for formal written methods with larger numbers in later years. Here we have a subtraction worksheet laid out in columns. There is […]

## New Maths Curriculum: Year 2 Addition and Subtraction

Year 2 Addition and subtraction The emphasis is on mental arithmetic this year, as children become fluent and confident adding and subtracting small numbers. The statutory requirements for Year 2 Addition and Subtraction are: Pupils should be taught to: • solve problems with addition and subtraction: using concrete objects and pictorial representations, including those involving […]

## New Maths Curriculum: Year 1 Addition and Subtraction

Let’s look at the new targets for year 1 addition and subtraction; children will be expected to work with larger numbers! Addition and subtraction Pupils should be taught to: • read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs • represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts […]

## Subtracting mentally in Year 4

Making the correct choice in deciding how to work out an answer is the key to fast mental arithmetic. Many children are unaware that there are often several ways of working out a calculation and that those who choose the best methods find maths easier and are able to answer questions more quickly and more […]

## Subtracting from whole thousands

Sometimes it is much easier to carry out a calculation mentally (in your head) than to use the standard written method. This page of questions illustrates this perfectly. It looks at taking a one-digit number away from a multiple of a thousand. if this was written down on paper it would involve considerable amounts of […]

## Year 1 maths worksheet: subtraction

It has been a while since I published anything for year 1, so here are a couple of pages on understanding subtraction. They look very straightforward but there are a number of concepts involved here: Firstly, understanding that the phrase, ‘How many are left’ . Secondly, relating subtraction to ‘taking away’. Thirdly, the answer can […]

## Resource of the Week: written subtraction

This week I am looking at one of the hardest ideas to get across to children; carrying out a subtraction which requires adjusting across two columns. This only happens when there is a zero involved. For example: 703 286 – 3 – 6 does not give a positive answer so an adjustment to the top […]

## Resource of the Week: Subtraction of money

The standard written method of subtraction is usually used when adding amounts of money, but it can prove quite tricky as it involves decimals. It is important to lay the question out in the standard way, even if it is shown horizontally or just as a written problem and most importantly, to keep the decimal […]

## Subtraction of decimals

Here we have another page which looks at the written method of subtracting decimals. The key here is to lay the question out in the traditional method, with the smaller number below the larger number and with the decimal points in line. Sometimes these can be quite tricky; for example with a subtraction such as […]

## Subtracting using the standard method

Children need plenty of practice at using the standard written method of subtraction if the are going to become competent with it and calculate without making errors. This is a nice little page as it concentrates on subtracting 2-digit numbers from 3-digit numbers. More than this the questions are graded in difficulty, according to the […]

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