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Subtract 10 From an Abacus

In this worksheet, students will subtract 10 from the number shown on the tens and ones abacus.

'Subtract 10 From an Abacus' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Year:  Year 2 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Number: Number and Place Value

Curriculum subtopic:   Recognise Tens and Ones

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will subtract ten from the number shown on the abacus.


abacus 26

     Tens   Ones


This number shows 2 tens and 6 ones.  

This is 20 + 6

The number shown is 26.


Now we subtract a 10.


abacus 16

    Tens     Ones


One less ten makes 1 ten and 6 ones so the answer is 16. 

Did you notice that the ones column remains the same when we subtract 10? Only the number in the tens column changes.


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