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In single-digit subtraction, we deal with single digit numbers. Subtraction is a very basic operation in mathematics. It helps us learn and understand other important operations.
See the fact file below for more information on the single digit subtraction or alternatively, you can download our 28-page Single Digit Subtraction worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment. This worksheet is broken down by Beginner, intermediate and advanced meaning you can choose the complexity level for your student.
Key Facts & Information
- Subtraction means to take one number away from another number.
Example: 2 – 1 = 1
- When we subtract zero from a number, the number remains unchanged.
Example: 2 – 0 = 2
- Subtraction is a very basic operation in mathematics. It helps us learn and understand other important operations.
- It is used in daily tasks.
What is subtraction?
- There are four basic operations in mathematics. Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
- After learning addition, the next fundamental mathematical operation is subtraction. Just like addition, subtraction has many applications and is used in everyday life. Whenever we wish to find any amount after some of it is used we use subtraction. If we try to find a very simple definition of subtraction we can say that in subtraction we take one number away from another number.
- Some people define it as separating a set of items from a larger set of items.
- Just like addition, subtraction also has a symbol or operator “ -” .
Single digit subtraction
- In single digit subtraction we deal with single digit numbers. Here we will give a few examples to elaborate the concept.
- Suppose we have three apples:
apples = 3
- We give two apples to Anna. How many apples do we have now?
- After giving two apples to Anna we have one apple left.
3 – 2 = 1
- Similarly examples of some other equations involving subtraction are shown below:
5 – 3 = 2
7 – 5 = 2
4 – 1 = 3
9 – 2 = 7
- Now if we subtract 0 from any single digit number there will be no effect on the number. This means the number will remain unchanged. Here are a few examples where we subtract 0 from any single digit number:
2 – 0 = 2
4 – 0 = 4
3 – 0 = 3
8 – 0 = 8
- This shows that subtracting 0 from any number does not change the number. We noticed the same thing in addition where adding zero did not make any difference to our numbers.
Importance of subtraction
- Subtraction is very important and is used in our daily tasks such as traveling, cooking, buying things etc.
- Learning this skill with help in other operations such as division.
- Solve the following subtraction problems:
4 – 2 = ?
4 – 1 = ?
7 – 5 = ?
6 – 3 = ?
8 – 5 = ?
4 – 2 = 2
- In the first part when we subtract 2 from 4 we get 2.
4 – 1 = 3
- In the second part when we subtract 1 from 4 we get 3.
7 – 5 = 2
- In the third part when we subtract 5 from 7 we get 2.
6 – 3 = 3
- In the fourth part when we subtract 3 from 6 we get 3.
8 – 5 = 3
- In the fifth when we subtract 5 from 8 we get 3.
- Does subtracting 0 from the following numbers makes any difference?
7 – 0 = ?
3 – 0 = ?
4 – 0 = ?
- No, subtracting zero will not make any any difference in the above equations.
- As shown below:
7 – 0 = 7
3 – 0 = 3
4 – 0 = 4
- James has 9 toy aeroplanes. Daniel comes to play with him and accidentally breaks 4 aeroplanes. How many aeroplanes are left with James?
- James had 9 aeroplanes.
aeroplanes = 9
- Daniel broke 4 aeroplanes.
broken aeroplanes = 4
aeroplanes left = aeroplanes – broken aeroplanes
aeroplanes left = 9-4
aeroplanes left = 5
- James has 9 aeroplanes left.
- Tom has a box a marbles. There are 8 total marbles. 2 marbles are red, 3 marbles blue and 3 are yellow.
- How many marbles are there?
- If Tom takes out 1 blue marble , how many blue marbles are left in the box?
- If Tom takes out 2 yellow marbles , how many yellow marbles are left in the box?
- If Tom takes out 2 red marbles , how many red marbles are left in the box?
- If Tom takes out 1 red 1 blue and 1 yellow marble out of the box how many total marbles are left in the box?
- The total number of marbles is 8.
total marbles = 8
- There are 3 blue marbles. If Tom takes out 1 blue marble 2 blue marbles will be left.
blue marbles = 3 – 1
blue marbles = 2
- There are 3 yellow marbles. If Tom takes out 2 yellow marbles 1 yellow marble will be left.
yellow marbles = 3 – 2
yellow marbles = 1
- There are 2 red marbles. If Tom takes out 2 red marbles then there will be no red marble left in the box.
red marbles = 2 – 2
red marbles = 0
- There are eight total marbles. If Tom takes out 1 red, 1 blue and 1 yellow marble then 5 marbles will be left in the box.
marbles = 8 – 3
marbles = 5
Single Digit Subtraction Worksheets
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about single digit subtraction across 28 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Single Digit Subtraction worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the single digit subtraction in which we deal with single digit numbers. Subtraction is a very basic operation in mathematics. It helps us learn and understand other important operations.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Worksheet 1 (Beginner)
- Worksheet 2 (Beginner)
- Worksheet 3 (Beginner)
- Worksheet 4 (Beginner
- Worksheet 5 (Intermediate)
- Worksheet 6 (Intermediate)
- Worksheet 7 (Intermediate)
- Worksheet 8 (Intermediate)
- Worksheet 9 (Advance)
- Worksheet 10 (Advance)
- Worksheet 11 (Advance)
- Worksheet 12 (Advance)
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