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Basic Subtraction Strategies Posters

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A set of four posters with clear examples of subtraction strategies.

The three strategies include:

Jump Strategy: The jump strategy is when you use a number queue to jump in tens and ones to arrive at the answer.

Split Strategy (two versions): The split strategy is when you split a number into parts and subtracteach part separately. This is useful for large numbers.

Compensation Strategy: The compensation strategy is when you round numbers in an equation to make it easier to solve in your head.

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These are great! Are there ones available for the younger years?

Emma · Jun 22nd, 2019

Hey Emma, thank you for reaching out to us. We have some other posters which show strategies for earlier needs. You can access them by clicking the links.
https://www.teachstarter.com/au/teaching-resource/counting-strategies-posters/
https://www.teachstarter.com/au/teaching-resource/tolsby-frame-numeracy-poster-pack/
Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Royce (Teach Starter) · Jun 24th, 2019

I love this strategies!

Jon Petruch · Jun 5th, 2019

Hey Jon, thank you for taking the time to share your lovely comment. I hope your students find these posters useful.

Royce (Teach Starter) · Jun 6th, 2019

Thanks, very helpful. I’ve been looking for something like this for a while!

Laura Houston · Sep 12th, 2014

Thank you for the poster. I simply love it. The simplicity thereof says it all…..

Helen Septoo · Sep 10th, 2014

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