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Know Your Subtraction: Subtract 4, 5 or 6 From a Number

In this worksheet, students will practise subtracting 4, 5 or 6 from a given number. (0-20)

'Know Your Subtraction: Subtract 4, 5 or 6 From a Number' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Number: Addition and Subtraction

Curriculum subtopic:   Add and Subtract to 20

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Subtraction is the taking of one number or amount away from another.

It is the opposite of addition.

 

Example

Look at this subtraction.

10 - 4 = ?

 

Answer

Start at 10 and count 4 backwards.

You can use the number line to help you count.

 

number line to 20

 

10 - 4 = 6

 

If you use the number line, you start at the number 10 and move 4 places to the left. The number you reach is 6.

 

Remember that you always move to the left on a number line when you are subtracting.

 

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Let's try another one.

 

Example

16 - 5 = ?

 

Answer

Start at 16 on the number line and count 5 places to the left. What number do you reach? It's 11.

 

16 - 5 = 11

 

Does that make sense?

 

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Let's move on to some questions now.

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