Use the subtraction language cards (take away) before moving on to the subtraction symbol cards.
Print and laminate for long term use. Print on to different coloured card to separate levels, or processes, for example, addition, multiplication and division. Have them all set up in containers for children or teachers to grab at any time.</li>
These cards are then great for all sorts of subtraction games and activities. They are particularly useful as a ‘constant’, along with other equation processes during daily maths activity / task time.
Use the laminated number cards to represent the final answers to the number sentence cards.
This resource also includes spare blank cards for you to write on extra number sentences.
At a later stage, you could also reverse the addition games to create these subtraction equations. For example, after using 2 green popsticks and 5 red popsticks to make 7, use this set up to create 7 – 5 = 2, or 7 – 2 = 5.
Make smaller copies for children to cut and paste into their maths books. Children then draw a pictorial representation of each number sentence card. For example, start with 6 jellybeans, cross out 2.