Encourage the use of mental math strategies with 2-digit subtraction number talks task cards.
Boost Your Maths Talks with Subtraction Tasks
Use this set of subtraction task cards to easily implement number talks in your classroom.
Number talks are meant to be short, daily maths exercises that allow students to have meaningful and highly engaging conversations about maths. Simply show students the front of the card, and ask the prompts on the back. These exchanges will lead to the development of more accurate, efficient, and flexible strategies for students.
What is a Number Talk?
A number talk is a whole-class, daily dialogue that focuses on numerical reasoning and involves students participating in solving maths problems or equations using mental maths. The discussion is interactive, with students encouraged to share their strategies, thoughts, and answers respectfully and openly. This cooperative dialogue helps students improve their problem-solving skills, mathematical reasoning, and vocabulary while gaining computation fluency.
This card set is a great teaching resource for helping students with the following:
- decomposing numbers into tens and ones
- subtracting two-digit numbers mentally
- composing and decomposing numbers up to 99.
Download and Print Your Math Talk Task Cards
Simply print out the task cards front and back so that the prompts are displayed on the back of each card. The cards may also be put on a ring for added convenience.
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