  # Practise Different Methods of Subtraction

In this worksheet, students will practise their subtraction skills. Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Addition and Subtraction

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Add/Subtract Problems to 1000

Popular topics:   Subtraction worksheets

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In this activity, we will be answering mixed questions all about subtraction.

Subtracting is all about taking numbers away.

Example 1

Work out:

21 - 7

You probably know that 11 - 7 = 4, so

21 - 7  = 14

Example 2

What is the missing number?

___ - 12 = 29

Here, we use the opposite of subtraction, which is addition, to work out the starting number of the given subtraction.

We must work out 12 + 29.

Add the units 2 + 9 = 11

Add the tens 10 + 20 = 30

Add the two results 11 + 30 = 41

12 + 29 = 41

41 - 12 = 29 Example 3

Work out:

43 - 29

Here we subtract 30 instead of 29.

Then we add 1 back at the end because we subtracted 1 too many by subtracting 30 instead of 29!

43 - 30 = 13

13 + 1 = 14

43 - 29  = 14

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