Year 4 Efficient Subtraction Maths Challenge

Teacher Specific Information

This Year 4 Efficient Subtraction Maths Challenge is designed to check pupils’ understanding of selecting the most suitable method of subtraction. Pupils will select the most efficient form of subtraction based on the question, and then complete the answer.

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National Curriculum Objectives

Addition and Subtraction

Mathematics Year 4: (4C2) Add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction where appropriate

Mathematics Year 4: (4C3) Estimate and use inverse operations to check answers to a calculation

Mathematics Year 4: (4C4) Solve addition and subtraction two-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why