What is 207 minus 134? What is 207 subtract 134? Can you decrease 207 by 134? What is 134 less than 207? What is the difference between 207 and 134?
What is the remainder when 134 blocks are removed from a pile containing 207? I have £207 and spend £134, how much do I have left? I had 207 books and lost 134 of them, how many does this leave? What is 207 take away 134? From 134 how many more to make 207?
Subtraction Vocabulary You have just seen 10 different ways of asking the question 207-134 There are other pieces of subtraction vocabulary as well The answer was 73 You don’t always see the word subtraction when you have to subtract.
This evening we aim to… Take an in depth look at subtraction. By… Showing you how the children need to develop their subtraction skills through the year groups and levels. Looking at the non-mental methods we teach and the order in which we teach them. Showing you which mental maths facts are crucial to each stage.
Why are we doing this? From your feedback after last year’s calculation night, more parents commented that they felt less comfortable practising subtraction with their children than addition. Also pupils (not just our pupils, pupils nationally) find subtraction harder than addition for any two given numbers.
How do the children’s subtraction skills progress?
Level 1 Understand subtraction as take away. Use practical and informal methods to subtract a one digit number from a one digit or two digit number 8-5= 7-3= 15-6 = 23 – 8 = Subtract a multiple of 10 from any 2 digit number 43-10= 67-10= 56-10= Find the difference by counting up Begin to recognise the inverse 10-4 =6 6+4 = 10 Solve simple one-step problems Record calculations using number sentences that include the appropriate symbols
The story of 5 teddy bears Once there were 5 teddy bears 12345
Level 1 Count backwards from any number to 20 Say the number that is one less than any number to 20 Count back in 10s Know by heart subtraction facts for numbers up to 5 Recognise that subtraction has to be done in a particular order Calculate by taking away objects or by counting back on number line Find the difference by counting on Write number sentences using symbols Use objects, pictures and number sentences to answer a problem Answer subtraction calculations using known facts Understand and use words that link to subtraction
Break for Mental Work You are about to participate in a Year 1 Mental and Oral Starter (this usually lasts for around ten minutes at the beginning of every maths lesson, throughout school) which will help you with the skills needed for subtraction later! You will need your number fans By Miss Chapman
Year 2 Subtract mentally a one digit number or a multiple of 10 from any two digit number Use practical and informal written methods to subtract two digit numbers Derive and recall all addition and subtraction facts for each number to 10 Recognise subtraction as the inverse of addition
Level 2 Count back in equal steps of 2, 5 and 10 Partition numbers to 100 beyond Derive and recall all addition and subtraction facts for each number to at least 10, all pairs with totals to 20 and all pairs of multiples of 10 with totals up to 100 Subtract by partitioning 56-6 Subtract 10 from a two digit number Subtract a multiple of 10 from a two digit number Subtract by counting back or finding the difference by counting on Subtract the nearest multiple of 10 and adjust Partition the number to be subtracted 43-23 Choose how to solve a problem and explain the method Record working out for subtraction problem Understand the relationship between subtraction and addition. Say the subtraction that matches an addition sentence visa versa Explain how they know to use subtraction to solve a problem
Inverse Addition is the inverse of subtraction. Answers can be checked by using the inverse operation. We can solve ‘missing number’ problems by using the inverse method. 25 – 19 = 6 19+6 =25 6+19 = 25
Can you turn these addition number sentences into subtractions? 6+2=8 9+7=16 23+41=64 39+22=61 8 – 2 = 6 16-7 = 9 64- 23 = 41 61-39=22 Can you make a different subtraction?
This method can be used to check answers. 9+4=13 Check an answer by turning it into a subtraction 13-4=9 or 13-9= 4
Try these 76 – 43 102 – 84 302 - 153 Use number line method. Start at the lowest number. Add on to the next multiple of ten. Then add to the ten below the final number. Then add on to the final number. Remember to COUNT ON NOT BACK Try it with decimals, it can become complicated.
SUBTRACTION – Mental Facts are Crucial Number line method - Must know (not be able to work out but know) your number bonds to ten 4+6=? as well as 7+?=10 and 1+?=10 Because you always add upto the next multiple of ten - You also need to know which multiple of ten comes next. e.g. 60 is the next multiple of ten after 54 - You need to be able to add ten and small multiples of ten.
Number Line Method Some pupils continue to use it into L3, 4, 5 Can become very complicated depending how efficiently it is used (especially with decimals) We don’t discourage pupils from using it if they are using it properly.
2 nd break for Mental Work This Mental and Oral Starter helps develop place value. By Mrs Asvadi
Level 3 Expectations Subtract a two digit number from another (mentally) Subtract a three digit number from another (written) Subtract an amount of money from another (written) To solve 1 or 2 step problems where these calculations are needed
Level 3 Understand the value of each digit in a 3 digit number Partition to 100 beyond simple tens and ones e.g. 54 = 40+14 or 30+24 Know by heart subtraction facts for numbers up to 20 Subtract 2 digit numbers using an efficient method Record the steps of subtraction method Check answer using inverse Use subtraction to solve problems
Expanded decomposition As the children progress through level 3 AND have a thorough understanding of place value and partitioning, we start to teach them the more ‘standard methods’
Try these 765 – 543 402 – 284 3092 - 1534 Use the expanded decomposition method.
SUBTRACTION – Mental Facts are still Crucial Expanded Decomposition Method Must be know the subtraction facts 9-413-617-6and others Must be able to subtract a tens number from another (upto 200) 80-30120-40170-90and others Must be able to subtract a hundreds number from another 400-200800-200300-200and others
Subtraction – compact decomposition Efficient for all subtractions. Can get ‘messy’ if performing a calculation like 2004 - 997
SUBTRACTION – Mental Facts are Crucial Compact Decomposition Method Must be know the subtraction facts to twenty 9-413-617-6and others Must understand that in the example below they are really subtracting 30 from 70 and not 3 from 7 (even though they really are subtracting 3 from 7!)
Subtraction – compact decomposition PROs and CONs You never have to do a subtraction that is harder than 18-9 You must understand your ‘place value’ for the method to have any relevance to you or real life You must know your number facts upto 20 – 10 (any number to twenty subtract any number upto ten) Can become ‘messy’ when you have a thousands number on the top.
To subtract thousands numbers To subtract decimals to 2 decimal places To use subtraction as a part of wider problem solving To solve 1 or 2 step problems where these calculations are needed (From L4 onwards the method must be efficient) Level 4 Expectations
Level 5 Expectations To subtract one decimal from another, where the decimals do not have the same number of digits 12.1 – 8.4531.98 – 2.34519 – 4.8 To solve two or more step problems with these calculations.
Actually it depends on the question asked! Knowledge of number facts (addition and subtraction) underpins all calculations, no matter how large or involved (i.e. decimals) the numbers are.
Thank you for taking part We hope it has been useful This PowerPoint will be placed on the school website. Please feel free to ask any questions, to members of staff, about the calculation strategies used.