Subtracting units on an empty numberline

When we introduce subtraction on an empty number line it is important that your child understands that subtraction means the numbers will be getting smaller.

To help them understand this concept we begin our sum on the right hand side on the number line and jump backwards to reinforce the concept of numbers getting smaller.

To practice this written strategy please watch the clip below.

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