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Subtraction Maths Worksheets For Year 4 (age 8-9)

Finding the difference between pairs of multiples of 10, 100 and 1000 as well as subtracting from whole 1000s are introduced in Year 4. Children are expected to use their knowledge to rapidly subtract single digit numbers as well as taking away 2-digit numbers. Written subtraction is introduced, including crossing the tens and hundreds boundaries, in preparation for using the standard written method.

Subtracting a Single Digit

Subtracting a single digit from a 3-digit number, starting with multiples of 100.

 Subtracting a Single Digit
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Subtracting from 1000

Subtracting a single digit from a multiple of 1000. Then, moving on to subtracting two numbers just either side of the thousands boundary. They look tricky but are easy if you ‘count on’.

 Subtracting from 1000
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Addition and Subtraction of 2-digit Numbers

Mental addition and subtraction of 2-digit numbers. These are about as hard as you would expect to get without using written methods.

 Addition and Subtraction of 2-digit Numbers
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Addition and Subtraction: Inverse

A reminder that subtraction is the inverse of addition, and how this can be useful when working out mental calculations.

 Addition and Subtraction: Inverse
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Mental Subtraction: True or False?

Can you say which of these are true and which are false? A quick test of the relationship between addition and subtraction and what effect zero has.

 Mental Subtraction: True or False?
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Harder Mental Subtraction

Problems in words. Not too tricky, but ask how they were done as this reveals a great deal about children’s thinking.

 Harder Mental Subtraction
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Subtract the Nearest Multiple of 10 and Adjust

More adding and taking away 19, 29 etc. Easy if you know how!

 Subtract the Nearest Multiple of 10 and Adjust
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More written subtraction of 2-digit numbers

Using the standard method to subtract 2-digit numbers.

 More written subtraction of 2-digit numbers
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Written Subtraction: Crossing the Tens Boundary

The standard written method for subtraction. All these are 3-digits take away 2-digits and all cross the tens boundary.

 Written Subtraction: Crossing the Tens Boundary
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Written Subtraction: Crossing the Hundreds Boundary

The standard written method for subtraction, crossing the hundreds boundary. Remember that all working out should be shown.

 Written Subtraction: Crossing the Hundreds Boundary
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Written Subtraction: Crossing the Tens and Hundreds Boundaries

More on the standard written method of subtraction, with zeros in the tens column which can cause difficulties.

 Written Subtraction: Crossing the Tens and Hundreds Boundaries
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More 3-digit Subtraction

More subtraction using the standard written method.

More  3-digit Subtraction
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Subtract 4-digit Numbers (regrouping tens and hundreds)

Using the standard written method of subtraction, with regrouping the tens and hundreds.

Subtract 4-digit Numbers (regrouping tens and hundreds)
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Subtract 4-digit Numbers (regrouping hundreds and thousands)

Written subtraction, regrouping the thousands and hundreds)

Subtract 4-digit Numbers (regrouping hundreds and thousands)
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More Written Subtraction of 4-digit Numbers

More written subtraction of 4-digit numbers.

More Written Subtraction of 4-digit Numbers
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3 pages

More Written Subtraction of 4-digit Numbers With Zeros.

More Written Subtraction of 4-digit Numbers with zeros.

More Written Subtraction of 4-digit Numbers With Zeros.
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Written Subtraction: Solving Word Problems

Solve subtraction word problems. They should be answered by using the standard written method.

 Written Subtraction: Solving Word Problems
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Checking Answers: Methods 1 and 2

Tips on different ways that answers can be checked: essential if you are using a calculator.

 Checking Answers: Methods 1 and 2
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Checking Answers: Methods 3 and 4

More ways of checking answers, including thinking of an equivalent sum and doing an approximate sum.

  Checking Answers: Methods 3 and 4
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