# Choose the most efficient strategy to subtract from a 3-digit number

I can choose the most efficient strategy to subtract from a 3-digit number.

# Choose the most efficient strategy to subtract from a 3-digit number

I can choose the most efficient strategy to subtract from a 3-digit number.

## Slide deck

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- By looking carefully at the minuend and subtrahend, we can choose the most efficient subtraction strategy.
- When numbers are close together, finding the difference is the most efficient strategy.
- Sometimes, we can use known addition facts to make finding the difference even more efficient.

### Common misconception

Children will often reverse the minuend and subtrahend because they don't always appear in the order that they would in an expression.

Ensure that the children spend time understanding the context, either through discussion of the problem or through visual representations such as bar models. It's also worth spending time on vocabulary by playing fun word games or charades.

### Keywords

Minuend - The minuend is the number being subtracted from.

Subtrahend - A subtrahend is a number subtracted from another.

Difference - The difference is the result after subtracting one number from another.

Partition - Partition is the act of splitting an object or value down into smaller parts.

### Licence

This content is © Oak National Academy Limited (2024), licensed on Open Government Licence version 3.0 except where otherwise stated. See Oak's terms & conditions (Collection 2).

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