Year 3
Arithmetic

Subtraction

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How to subtract numbers

To subtract numbers from each other you can use a variety of written methods such as the column method, or a number line; or you could use a mental arithmetic method.

Resources for physically subtracting numbers together could include: an abacus, a 1000 square, Cuisinaire rods, Numicon, Base 10 or simply use cubes or counters.

Try using more than one method and practice checking your answers with a calculator.

 Government guidelines (Year 3)       Pupils should be taught to: Add and subtract numbers mentally, including A three-digit number and ones A three-digit number and tens A three-digit number and hundreds add and subtract numbers with up to three digits, using formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction estimate the answer to a calculation and use inverse operations to check answers solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value and more complex addition and subtraction   © Crown copyright 2013

Subtraction worksheets - Year 3 Primary maths resources, activities and worksheets