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Basic Subtraction Strategies Posters

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 4 pages | Years: 1 - 6

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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