Maths: Subtraction Unit

Over the next few weeks we will be revising, exploring and extending our thinking around efficient & different strategies to solve problems involving SUBTRACTION.  Having automatic recall of facts under twenty will be very helpful in this work.  It would be great for your child to be practising their recall of subtraction facts.


We will also be ensuring that we understand how to apply strategies we used to solve addition to subtraction – we will need to carefully rethink a few of these.  A favourite will be using empty or open number lines to use the jump strategy.  This is a great way to demonstrate how to think flexibly about numbers.  It is also a great way to encourage mental calculations.