Y1 Maths

Finding the Difference Lesson

This Year 1 Finding the Difference lesson covers the prior learning of counting objects and identifying which group has the most and least, before moving onto the main skill of solving subtractions by finding the difference between two numbers.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for that step. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning by completing an engaging extension task.

National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 1: (1C4) Solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems such as 7=_________ 9

Mathematics Year 1: (1C2a) Add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including zero

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1 Prior Learning

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This Year 1 Finding the Difference lesson covers the prior learning of counting objects and identifying which group has the most and least, before moving onto the main skill of solving subtractions by finding the difference between two numbers.

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Full Step

For further practice, visit the full step for a selection of resources and activities to support the prior learning for this lesson.

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Interactive Activity

This Reception Taking Away Green Bottles Game is great for children working towards achieving the Early Learning Goal.

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of counting objects and identifying which group has the most and least, before moving onto the main skill of finding the difference. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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Lesson Slides

These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of finding the difference.

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Practical Activity

Practical Activity

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of finding the difference.

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Full Step

Full Step

For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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Extension

This finding the difference extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the finding the difference lesson.