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# Counting Back to Subtract – Maths Fact Game

• Updated:  29 May 2023

Practise subtracting by counting backwards with a pair of printable subtraction games.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  5 Pages

• Years:  1 - 2

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teaching resource

# Counting Back to Subtract – Maths Fact Game

• Updated:  29 May 2023

Practise subtracting by counting backwards with a pair of printable subtraction games.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  5 Pages

• Years:  1 - 2

Practise subtracting by counting backwards with a pair of printable subtraction games.

## Count Back to Subtract! Subtraction Fact Game Boards

The “count backward” strategy, also known as counting down or subtracting by counting back, is a method used to teach subtraction to young learners. It is beneficial because it helps children develop a conceptual understanding of subtraction and provides a visual and concrete approach to solving subtraction problems.

Use this board game as a maths centre activity to practise the ‘Counting Back ‘ subtraction strategy with your students.

A fun game played in pairs where the aim is to be the first player to reach the ‘Finish’ line.

## How to Play Your New Subtraction Game

• Students each select a counter and place it on the ‘Start’ line.
• They take turns rolling the die or spinning the spinner provided and then following the direction.
• If they move forward, they must answer the number sentence they land on.
• Correct answers can keep the counter in the same place. Incorrect answers move their counter back to the previous place on the game board.

An instruction page with a die is provided with this resource.

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