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.