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The take-away bar: make your own easy subtractions

Solve subtractions such as 58-9. Use a linear partitioning tool to help solve your own subtractions. Learn strategies to do complex arithmetic in your head. Split a subtraction into parts that are easy to work with, work out each part and then solve the original calculation. This learning object is one in a series of five objects.

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Counting beetles

Choose to do the activities in levels one, two or three. Watch the beetles crawl into the garden or out of the garden. Watch some beetles completely or partially hide beneath the leaves. Work out how many beetles there are altogether. Remember to count any beetles hiding under the rock. Choose a number for your answer and ...

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The difference bar: generate hard subtractions

Learn how to split up numbers in your head. Use a linear partitioning tool to help find the difference between pairs of two-digit numbers such as 25 and 44. In most of these examples, the difference is greater than ten. Split the numbers into parts that are easy to work with, work out each part and then solve the original ...

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Dice duels: airport subtraction

Move planes along numbered lanes on an airport runway. Subtract the smaller number from the larger number on a pair of dice to determine which plane takes off. Try to predict which lane is most likely to clear quickly. Explore how many rolls are needed to match a chosen number five times. Look at an explanation of uneven ...

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Counting beetles: making word problems

Make a word problem using beetles. First, decide whether to add or subtract. Select the number of beetles for your problem. Use the number line to show how to solve the problem. Watch an animation of the problem on a number line. Make a number sentence to match the number line. This learning object is one in a series of ...

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Counting beetles: solving word problems

Look at a word problem that uses beetles. Use the number line to show how to solve the problem. Watch an animation of the problem on a number line. Make a number sentence to match the number line. This learning object is one in a series of five objects. Three objects in the series are also packaged as a combined learning object.

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Wishball challenge: tens

Challenge your understanding of place value in whole numbers up to 99. Receive a starting number, such as 86, and work towards turning it into a target number, such as 18, within 20 turns. Spin a random digit, choose its decimal place value and use the given operation (either addition or subtraction) on your starting number. ...

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Wishball: hundreds

Test your understanding of place value with three-digit numbers. Start with a three-digit whole number such as 507. A spinner provides a randomly generated digit. Choose its place value and add it to (or subtract it from) your starting number. Work towards a given target number, say 539, using other digits. You can choose ...

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Wishball: whole numbers

Test your understanding of decimal place value with whole numbers. Receive a starting number, such as 3786, and work towards turning it into a target number, such as 7664. Spin a random digit, choose its decimal place value and decide whether to add or subtract the random digit from your starting number. You can use a 'Wishball' ...

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Exploring addition and subtraction

This collection contains 12 digital curriculum resources from the 'Counting beetles' and 'Number trains' series. The collection includes two categories of counting strategies: counting on and back, to give students practice in counting on or back from any number up to 120; and counting using number representations. A third ...