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Morland C of E

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Year 3 Maths


To help pupils to subtract accurately, we encourage them to use a written method. We teach column subtraction. Pupils have been taught this already in year 3 but here is a reminder below.


Column subtraction showing regroupingIn this example of column subtraction, it is easy to subtract the ones: 7 - 3 = 4
It is not possible to subtract the tens though: You can't subtract 4 from 2. (If I have 2 apples, you can't take 4 of them!)

So, we regroup the hundreds. We take one of the hundreds and put it in the tens. Now there are 12 tens: 12 - 4 = 8

Last of all, subtract the hundreds. (Remember there are only 4 hundreds left now). 4 - 1 = 3


This is how we add large numbers in year 3 at Morland (some parents may have learnt a different way but try to stick to this method.)


Always start with the right-hand column, the ones:

8 + 7 = 15

We can't put 15 in the ones column (only one digit is allowed in each column).

15 is made of 10 and 5, so we write the 5 in the ones. 10 can go above the tens column, but because it is 1 ten we write just a 1.

Next, we add the tens (don't forget that extra 1)

1 + 5 + 3 = 9

Last of all, we add the hundreds: 4 + 1 = 5