Our maths work in Year 2 has involved some careful calculations using subtraction. We wanted the children to become confident in subtracting one or two digit numbers use the 100 square grid or the class number lines.
Using a couple of spinning tops, we asked the children to come up with two numbers. The next step was to add these together, e.g. 10 + 5 = 15. We were then able to find a second sum out of these numbers – 15 – 10 = 5. This is a theme that we will continue to build during our maths lessons in the coming weeks.