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
(M-N24) Finds the total number of items in two groups by counting all of them.​
(M-N27) In practical activities and discussion, beginning to use the vocabulary involved in adding and subtracting.
(M-N28) Records, using marks that they can interpret and explain.​

Early Learning Goal
(ELG11) Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.

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