
Learning Math With Manipulatives Base Ten Blocks Part IIIn part one of this article, you read about representing and adding numbers using base ten blocks. Once these two skills are mastered, it is time to move onto many a child's nightmare: subtraction. Subtraction, as you may have heard, is essentially addition in reverse. It can be an arduous task on paper, but it can be quite easy with base ten blocks.
Removing the subtrahend  1 flat, 8 rods, and 7 cubes  at this point would leave no flats, 4 rods, and 7 cubes. The difference is whatever is left after removing the subtrahend, so the difference is 47. For more advanced students, questions that include zeros can present a bit of a challenge. For example, 4000  3657 would require several trading steps all starting with four blocks. http://www.mathdrills.com has several thousand free math worksheets including subtraction questions with no regrouping (trading). One of the nice features of this website is that answer keys are provided, so students can get feedback on their results.
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