teaching resource

The Subtraction Algorithm – Teaching Presentation

• Updated:  31 Jan 2024

Use this animated PowerPoint with your students when learning how to use the subtraction algorithm and borrowing.

• Pages:  1 Page

• Years:  2 - 5

Curriculum

• Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Lower

Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Lower covers students in Year 3 and Year 4.

• Mathematics

The principal focus of mathematics teaching in lower key stage 2 is to ensure that pupils become increasingly fluent with whole numbers and the four operations, including number facts and the concept of place value. This should ensure that pupils dev...

• Number

teaching resource

The Subtraction Algorithm – Teaching Presentation

• Updated:  31 Jan 2024

Use this animated PowerPoint with your students when learning how to use the subtraction algorithm and borrowing.

• Pages:  1 Page

• Years:  2 - 5

Use this animated PowerPoint with your students when learning how to use the subtraction algorithm and borrowing.

Subtraction with Regrouping – Lesson Plans Sorted!

Teaching vertical subtraction with regrouping (aka borrowing) can be a challenge. This teaching presentation aims to simplify the process by using a conversational tone. You can narrate each step by reading the text, and the on-screen visuals will match.

The presentation begins with an explanation of borrowing using concrete materials, i.e., MABs, to help visualise quite an abstract concept. Extend this portion of the presentation by having students replicate this using physical MABs and then using numbers of their own choosing.

Nothing to Borrow? Subtracting Across Zeroes

The teaching presentation also has a section describing what to do when a neighbouring column has nothing to borrow. You could complete this section at the same time as the first or separate these parts over two lessons to ensure your students grasp the concept of traditional borrowing before moving on to ‘double borrowing.’

Subtraction Slideshow

This presentation uses the animation features of Google Slides and  PowerPoint. This may result in some slides appearing to have elements that overlap when viewed in edit mode. View the presentation in ‘Slide Show’ mode for best results and animations.

Use the dropdown arrow to select the PowerPoint or Google Slides resource file.

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The Addition Algorithm – Teaching Presentation

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