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Year 3

Solving problems involving addition and subtraction

I can solve problems using addition and subtraction, including bridging through ten.

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Year 3

Solving problems involving addition and subtraction

I can solve problems using addition and subtraction, including bridging through ten.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Different subtraction calculations need different strategies.
  2. Different addition calculations need different strategies.
  3. Number facts help solve addition and subtraction problems.

Common misconception

Difference can only be found by subtracting the subtrahend from the minuend.

Subtract the subtrahend from the minuend when they are far apart. When close together, find the difference counting up from the subtrahend.

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.

  • Sum - The sum is the total when numbers are added together.

  • Partition - Partition means splitting a number into smaller parts.

Promote the use of trial and improvement with the pupils. This is an excellent mathematical strategy that encourages pupils to 'have a go', to try out numbers, make mistakes and learn from these.
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6 Questions

Q1.
What is 11 − 4?
Correct Answer: 7, seven
Q2.
Izzy uses a number line to find the answer to an equation. What has Izzy subtracted altogether?
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Correct Answer: 6, six
Q3.
Match the equations to the correct sum.
Correct Answer:8 + 5 = ,13

13

Correct Answer:9 + 2 = ,11

11

Correct Answer:4 + 8 = ,12

12

Correct Answer:7 + 7 =,14

14

Q4.
Alex has these number cards. He adds together three different cards and gets a sum of 17. What three cards did he add together?
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3 + 6 + 7
3 + 4 + 6
5 + 6 + 7
Correct answer: 4 + 6 + 7
Q5.
Match the equations to the correct differences.
Correct Answer:11 − 5 =,6

6

Correct Answer:14 − 5 =,9

9

Correct Answer:15 − 7 =,8

8

Correct Answer:11 − 6 =,5

5

Q6.
What is the missing subtrahend?
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Correct Answer: 6, six

6 Questions

Q1.
Which two number cards have a difference of 3?
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4 and 6
Correct answer: 4 and 7
4 and 8
6 and 8
Q2.
Which two number cards have a sum of 13?
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4 and 8
Correct answer: 6 and 7
7 and 8
6 and 8
Q3.
Which two number cards have a difference of 5?
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Correct answer: 4 and 9
5 and 9
5 and 8
5 and 9
Q4.
Match the sums to the correct pair of number cards.
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Correct Answer:13,= 6 + 7

= 6 + 7

Correct Answer:15,= 7 + 8

= 7 + 8

Correct Answer:17,= 9 + 8

= 9 + 8

Correct Answer:16,= 7 + 9

= 7 + 9

Q5.
Two numbers have a sum of 23. One of the numbers is 14. What is the other number?
Correct Answer: 9, nine
Q6.
Which two numbers have a sum of 10 and a difference of 2?
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Correct answer: 6 and 4
5 and 3
3 and 7
7 and 5

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