How do you subtract?

Minus, deduct, take away, less than, reduce etc?

We looked at 3 methods in class today – the ‘old way’, Mari’s way and counting up. We modelled 3 examples in class and then students were asked to work out 2 calculations for each method. Ask your child to show you how s/he did them!

Old way: 7561 – 2643 and 8987 – 6478

Mari’s way: 6234 – 4545 and 6324 – 3456

Counting up: 2016 – 1897 and 2020 – 1743

5W students will practice subtraction problems over the next few days with the method that she or he finds the best to use. Test your child out at home!

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