**Subtraction** is taking one number away from another. Subtraction words are:

- minus
- less
- fewer
- difference

**Understanding the concept of subtraction**:

**Subtraction of large number**

Regrouping, borrowing, or carrying over all refer to taking one set of tens and turning it into ten sets of ones. Or a set of hundreds and turning it into ten sets of tens and so on through the different place values of a given number. Let see how it works.

**Taking away in real life**

Using every day activities to introducing them to subtraction concept. The use of chocolate is a great motivator! Count out chocolates bar and then say to your child: ‘How many will there be if I eat two?’ If your child gets confused, let them eat two chocolates and count the remaining chocolates.

**Subtraction Strategies**