Y2 Maths

Find the Difference Lesson

This Year 2 Find the Difference lesson covers the prior learning of finding the difference between two numbers, before moving onto the main skill of finding the difference between two amounts of money.

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 2: (2C4) Solve problems with addition and subtraction using concrete objects and pictorial representations, including those involving numbers, quantities and measures

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1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

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This Year 2 Find the Difference lesson covers the prior learning of finding the difference between two numbers, before moving onto the main skill of finding the difference between two amounts of money.

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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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Interactive Activity

This Year 1 Finding the Difference Game checks pupils' understanding of using subtraction to find the difference between different numbers and objects.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 2 Subtract with 2-Digits Game aims to support pupils' subtraction skills using the column method, partitioning and number lines

2 Teaching

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of finding the difference between two numbers, before moving onto the main skill of find 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.

3 Activities

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Worksheet

Worksheet

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

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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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This Year 2 Find the Difference Game checks pupils' understanding of finding the difference between two amounts of money. Children will count on and count back.

4 Extension

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Extension

Extension

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

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This Year 2 Find the Difference Maths Challenge aims to support pupils' ability to find the difference between amounts of money. Children will find the greatest and smallest difference between the prices of the food items.