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Have you mastered column subtraction? Let's find out...
How good are your addition and subtraction skills? Find out by solving these football-themed word problems.
How are your subtraction skills? Can you work out the answers to these football subtraction word problems?
Number lines are vertical versions of number lines, used in primary-school maths to help children become familiar with our number system and perform simple calculations like addition and subtraction.
Number lines are an essential tool in primary-school maths. Print out our colourful versions for use with your child at home, or use them as inspiration to help your child design (and perhaps decorate) their own number line.
Starting with the number on the left, work out which route the boy takes to get to the orange house. Which route does he take to get to the blue house?
Starting with the number on the left, work out which route the girl takes to get to the pink house. Which route does she take to get to the purple house?
Starting with the number on the left, work out which route the girl takes to get to the yellow house. Which route does she take to get to the lilac house?
To add and subtract negative numbers, it’s helpful to use a number line. See if you can complete these sums using the number lines.
The Subtraction Monster loves subtractions and turns every addition he sees into one! Help him turn these additions into subtractions!
Inverse operations are opposites. We use them to check our calculations, ‘undoing’ an operation to get us back to where we started. The inverse calculation of addition is subtraction. Use subtraction to help you find the missing numbers in these sums.
Can you complete these subtractions using the number line?
For these subtraction questions, use addition to check if the answers are right or wrong. For these division questions, use multiplication to check if the answers are right or wrong.
Practise these addition and subtraction questions, using whatever method you find easiest: the number line method; the column method; the partitioning method.
This number line shows the difference between -7 and 3. The difference between these two numbers is 10. Can you use the number line to work out the difference between these pairs?
Can you fill in the crossword by writing the answers to the clues as number words?
Can you cut out these 10 sausages and colour them in? Do you know this song? Use your coloured sausages to show what happens as you sing – ask you mum or dad for a real pan to toss your bangers in (safely off the stove!).
This sneaky number burglar has taken 1 from every number! Can you work out what these numbers will be when the burglar has taken 1 away? The first one has been done for you.
When subtracting three-digit numbers you can use a number line to help you. This method looks like adding, because it starts with the smaller number and then counts on to the bigger number to find the difference between the two numbers. You then add up all the jumps you have made on the top. Use this method to work out these sums.
Can you use the inverse to check if these number sentences are correct? Remember: check a division number sentence is correct by multiplying the two smaller numbers to see if they make the bigger number; check a subtraction number sentence by adding the two smaller numbers to see if they make the bigger number.