This week in Maths, Year 2 have been tackling all things subtraction. Did you know that minus, take away, take off and find the difference all mean the same thing as subtract?

We started off the week with a fantastic lesson using practical materials, using what we already knew about place value to solve a variety of two digit challenges; some of which were in numerals and others in words.

The children worked very hard and enjoyed showing Miss Shackford why a few of her number sentences were wrong. Year 2 were amazed to learn that even teachers make mistakes…

At the end of the lesson, Miss Shackford told the children how she would solve the problem on the board. However, Year 2 didn’t agree with Miss Shackford’s method so showed Miss Shackford a much easier way to solve her word problem! Thank you, Year 2!