All that earlier practice at learning subtraction facts will come in to good use this year as 2-digit numbers and decimals are subtracted mentally. The standard written method of subtraction will be used accurately, including crossing tens, hundreds and thousands boundaries and using decimals.

A quick reminder of aspects of subtraction learnt in previous years, including some tricky subtracting decimals.

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Here are some problems with words. They are not difficult, but they should worked out ‘in your head’ as quickly as possible and be prepared to tell your teacher or parent how you did them.

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Start by subtracting 0.9 from numbers and then move on to adding or subtracting 1.9, 2.9 using the same technique.

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More adding and subtracting of decimals using adjustment to the nearest whole number to make them easier.

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Using knowledge of the relationship between addition and subtraction, but in some of these questions, you need to adjust the numbers a little to give you the correct answers.

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Work out mentally the answers to these sets of subtraction sums. For some, write down the method used to do it.

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A variety of addition and subtraction of decimals questions. Take time to ensure they are all correct.

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Use the standard written method to subtract numbers in the thousands. Check by adding the answer to the lower number in the sum.

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Subtraction crossing any of the tens, hundreds and thousands boundaries. Set them all out in the standard way.

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These really are tricky as two boundaries have to be crossed. Remember 0 take away 7 is not 7!!

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It’s time for some more written subtraction; this time of decimals.

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A wide variety of written subtraction questions, about as hard as they get in Year 6.

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Pages of subtraction for practising the standard written method.

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