Intro to subtraction

Intro to subtraction

What is subtraction?

Subtraction is taking things away. When you take a number away from another you are subtracting. And the number becomes smaller.

math, Subtraction, 5-2

Start with 5 apples,
then subtract 2,
you are left with 3 apples.

In math, we can write it with numbers:

5 – 2 = 3

In words, ıt’s read as “five minus two equals three”.


More subtraction

Let’s do more subtraction problems.
Suppose we have 4 circles.
And we take away 3 of them.
How many circles do we have now?

arithmetic. subtraction, 4-3=1

With numbers, it is:
4-3=1

In words usually read as: ” four minus three equals one “


Try these problems

Solve these subtraction problems.

5 – 3 = ?
4 – 3 = ?
4 – 2 = ?
3 – 2 = ?
5 – 4 = ?
5 – 1 = ?
4 – 1 = ?



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