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Number Line Subtraction Worksheets

We are always looking for techniques that make math concepts easier to learn. A number line is a great tool that we can use to learning counting both addition and subtraction operations. We should have previously used this technique to learn the former, now we just applying it to subtraction. This is helpful because some students see counting backwards a bit abstractly. This can often lead to confusing and hold them back from progressing. This is where this technique can really help get over that hurdle. These worksheets have students use number lines to help them learn how to find the difference between values.

Aligned Standard: K.OA.A.1

  • Two Line Number Line Step-by-Step Lesson- This is a neat one. You draw a line to show how you established the total and then show the difference in action.
  • Guided Lesson - Start by adding your lines to explain the equation and then make an equation based on the lines that we present you with.
  • Guided Lesson Explanation - These are always super fun to explain, actually it's pretty hard to come up with these.
  • Practice Worksheet - We have your explain a numbers line and a series of equations.
  • Matching Worksheet - You can use the numbers line to help you, but they aren't 100% necessary either.

Using Number Lines to Learn to Subtract

Do you feel like you're stuck right in the middle of a question every time you're attempting a math question? Well, don't worry! Math is not as difficult as it seems, and various methods can be used to make questions easier. One of the easiest and the most effective methods that can be used to solve questions without much hassle is the number line. Do you know what it is? Let's find out and how it can be useful when you are learning subtraction!

When a series of numbers is placed on a straight line starting from the smallest to the biggest number, the series is known as a number line. The numbers don't always have to start with zero, but the main rule of the number line is that the numbers have to be in order, always. We can use the number line to display the concept of subtraction. It really helps us take each step forward. If we remember back to the parts of a subtraction problem, they follow this form: Minuend - Subtrahend = Difference. Take a look at how we can manipulate the number line below to display the equation: 10 - 2 = 8. When we use this on a number line the first thing, we do is show the minuend which, in this case, is represented by the blue line. Which is positioned at the 10 place. We then move from that place back the value of the subtrahend which is represented by the green curve. This lands us at 8 on the number line which indicates the difference.

10 - 2 = 8 on a Number Line

Now that you have an idea about what number line is, let's take a look at why this tool is useful and can be used for addition and subtraction. The number line can be used for moving or jumping spaces from the point of starting. The left side of the number line is used for subtraction, and the right is used for addition. The number of spaces you move depends on the addition or subtraction. How easy is that! Now, the next time you are stuck, use number lines!

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