Double Digit Subtraction Strategies

It's not just "borrowing" any more...

These are the different ways we've been learning to subtract.

Break Apart Quick Picture


74 74

-58 -58

16 16

Subtract the 10's Draw the tens and ones.

Subtract part of the ones If you don't have enough ones

to get to a friendly # then break a ten apart and move

Subtract the other part of the ones. it to the ones side.


Hundreds Chart or Number Line Regroup











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