Subtraction in Year 1 (age 5-6)
A key feature of Maths in Year 1 is to understand the process of subtraction and to have a rapid recall of subtraction facts with small numbers. The best way to achieve this is by practising on a regular basis. If this is mastered in Year 1 then children should have no problems with subtraction later when numbers get larger.
Many people find subtraction much harder than addition, but in reality we can solve many subtraction problems by adding, or counting on, and this is one of the ways young children learn to subtract.
Knowing addition facts will allow children to work out subtractions (eg if 5 + 3 = 8, then 8 - 5 = 3).
We have a great selection of bright and cheerful subtraction pages for Year 1. These include subtraction with numbers in the teens, more quick answer ‘Brainwhizz’ pages and using subtraction grids.