Fun ways to help your child with subtraction

Share these maths activities, board games, dice games and card games and really support your child to develop subtraction mastery and understanding.

Maths at home can really help

Children find subtraction sums much more difficult than adults might expect. When objects are physically taken away it makes sense. The experts, the educational reasearch, the publishers producing schemes of work which are sold to schools, they all agree that every child will learn better if they play and make sense of subtraction by starting off handling real objects. This experience cannot happen on a screen and it is difficult to manage in a busy classroom. At home however, those objects can be your child's favourite things. With Number Chase as your guide, you can share the wonders of your child's playful journey of discovery and enable meaningful visual images to be created in their brains which will always be there to help them. The parent information sheets will help you introduce in stages all the different words that can be used: take away, subtract, 10 less ,minus, difference...Don't worry about not having the maths equipment found in schools. Print the number lines, number tracks, slavonic grids and use these really useful tools when you are having fun playing the games.

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