Step 6: Subtract two 4-Digit Numbers 2 Year 4 Addition and Subtraction Learning Video Clip
Sebastian the explorer has become trapped in a forgotten temple in the jungle. He needs to use his knowledge of subtracting two 4-digit numbers to escape to safety.
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Discussion points for teachers
- How many steps does he still have left? Discuss what the possible answers could be. Discuss the smallest and greatest. This question is open-ended for the children to explore.
- Help Sebastian work out the missing values. Discuss what values are missing. Discuss how to determine the missing values.
- Use the key to work out what the symbols represent and identify the missing values. Discuss what each value represents. Discuss what the answer looks like in digits and in symbols.
- Help Sebastian create a subtraction to get out of the temple. Discuss which numbers create which totals to work out where each digit should go.
National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 4: (4C2) Add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction where appropriate
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