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Column Subtraction


Today we will be using column subtraction to subtract 2- and 3-digit numbers. (This is something we have done before.)



1. First, watch the below YouTube video to remind yourself how to use the method of column subtraction when there is no regrouping.


2. You may now want to complete either the Spicy or Hot & Spicy activity to practise this.




3. If you would like more of a challenge, watch the YouTube video below to remind yourself how to use column subtraction with regrouping.


4. Choose one or more of the below Challenge Choices to complete.


SpicySubtracting 2-digit numbers with no regrouping

Hot & Spicy: Subtracting 2-digit numbers with no regrouping

Mega Hot: Subtracting 2-digit numbers with some regrouping

Are You Nuts?!: Subtracting 2- and 3-digit numbers with regrouping

ExtensionSubtracting 3-digit numbers with regrouping


Here is a Subtraction Poem I've found which you may find helpful!  (I've attached it below.)