 If I had 10 crayons and lost 3 of them, I'd only have 7 crayons left.

# Subtraction

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Subtraction is a key number operation, usually taught closely with addition. Understanding it begins with removing one group of objects from a larger group and then counting the remaining objects to find how many are left. This may lead to using numbers to represent the objects, number lines to support counting back and also to beginning to understand all the language associated with subtraction.

Can you work out the subtraction calculations?

1.
What is 15 - 8?
8
7
15
9
Imagine having 15 candies and taking 8 of them away. 7 would be left
2.
What is 4 less than 7?
7
4
3
47
Counting back 4 from 7 gets you to 3
3.
I have 15 crayons. I use 4 up and lose 5. How many do I have left?
6
7
8
9
'How many left' is a clue to this being a subtraction
4.
Zak has 18 marbles. Joe has 6 less than Zak. How many marbles does Joe have?
11
12
10
9
'Less than' means counting back or subtracting
5.
What is 8 subtracted from 11?
4
2
5
3
'Subtracted from' means to take away from
6.
What is fifteen subtract four?
12
11
5
9
Subtract means taking away
7.
What is the difference between 7 and 12?
7
4
6
5
The difference between two numbers can be found by counting back from the highest to the lowest
8.
Sue buys 10 bananas. She eats 2 of them. How may are left?
8
6
2
7
'How many are left' is a clue that this is a subtraction question
9.
Sam has 12 toy cars. His brother takes 4 away. How many cars are left?
4
8
12
3
Taking away is another way of saying subtracting
10.
What is 8 taken away from 17?
8
10
9
7
'Taken away' also means to subtract
Author:  Angela Smith