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EYFS Subtracting using Objects Learning Activity

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Mathematics: EYFS Subtracting using Objects Learning Activity

This learning activity enables children to develop their understanding of subtraction. Ensure the children have a bank of counters (or other concrete objects) available whilst completing this activity. Children place a counter on each image then take away as appropriate to complete the subtraction. Alternatively, children can cross out the images as appropriate, prior to recording the correct answer.

Please be advised, unlike our other Learning Activities, this resource does not link to our ten themes.

Download our EYFS Development Matters Statement codes.

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What's included in the pack?
This pack includes:

  • EYFS Subtracting using Objects activity pages in nine different themes.
  • EYFS Subtracting using Objects suggested questions and uses.
  • EYFS Subtracting using Objects observation sheet with suggested links to other areas of learning and development, and characteristics of effective learning.

Development Matters Statement Links

3 and 4 year olds
(M-3) Say one number for each item in order: 1,2,3,4,5.
(M-4) Know that the last number reached when counting a small set of objects tells you how many there are in total (‘cardinal principle’).
(M-7) Experiment with their own symbols and marks as well as numerals.
(M-8) Solve real world mathematical problems with numbers up to 5.

Children in Reception
(M-21) Count objects, actions and sounds.
(M-23) Link the number symbol (numeral) with its cardinal number value.
(M-27) Explore the composition of numbers to 10.

Early Learning Goal
-Have a deep understanding of number to 10, including the composition of each number;
-Subitise (recognise quantities without counting) up to 5;
-Automatically recall (without reference to rhymes, counting or other aids) number bonds up to 5 (including subtraction facts) and some number bonds to 10, including double facts.

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