Subtraction Calculation Methods

Calculations Policy for Subtraction

Please find below our Calculations Policy for Subtraction. You can increase the size of the text by using the slide button at the top of the document or you download this document by clicking on 'download' below.

Please find below our most recent parent curriculum presentation

on our approach to the teaching of subtraction in maths

Please click on the subtraction videos below to find out about the calculation methods we use for subtraction. I am sure you will agree that the pupils explain the methods really well!

1. Mental Methods - Using Counting on to Subtract

2. Using Round and Adjust to Subtract

3. Expanded Column Subtraction

4. Using the Compact Method to Subtract - borrowing from the 10s, 100s and 1000s

5. Using the Compact Method to Subtract - 5 digit numbers and very large numbers

6. Compact Subtraction using Decimals

Please click here for a quick link to our Addition Calculation Methods page. Here you will find the Addition Policy and videos that explain all the methods taught through Key Stage 2.