- Taking one number or amount away from another.
- This is the opposite of addition.
- Decrease, subtract, subtraction and take away are interchangeable terms.
- Finding the difference:addition and subtraction (PDF)
- Adding and subtracting using an empty number line (PDF)
- Subtraction: jump strategy (another way to subtract) (PDF)
- Addition and subtraction mental strategies (doing maths in your head) (PDF)
- Split strategy (PDF)
- Addition: adding and subtracting vertically (and trading) (PDF)
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Subtraction using an empty number line
Subtraction using the hundreds chart
Vertical algorithm for subtraction
Vertical algorithm for decimals: Subtraction
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