Subtraction Maths Games for Year 2 (age 6-7)

Revise Subtraction

Before leaping on ahead it is always wise to be certain that earlier work has been thoroughly understood. These pages are a good check to ensure children understand the vocabulary used for subtraction, whilst working with small numbers. The activities all use number lines to help with counting back.

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Know Subtraction Facts

At the same time as addition facts such as 5 + 4 = 9 are being learned ‘off by heart’, then the corresponding subtraction facts can also be learned (eg 9 – 5 = 4). Knowing these subtraction facts really speeds up children’s calculating and the best time to learn them is now!

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Subtraction Strategies

There are lots of tips and strategies that can be used to help with mental subtraction of numbers, including subtracting by 9 or 11 by taking away 10 and adjusting, as well as knowing that subtraction is the inverse of addition. These activities will all help with gaining confidence and speeding up calculations.

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