Teaching kids additional subtraction strategies is one way to boost math fluency and comprehension. This guided lesson, designed by our team of curriculum experts, teaches various strategies to find the difference, and provides exercises that help kids to practice these strategies on their own. For more opportunities to practice, try downloading and printing the third grade subtraction worksheets recommended by our curriculum team.
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Crunch some numbers -- and some mountains -- with this two-digit subtraction with borrowing game that helps third graders scale subtraction. A new and inventive way to practice two-digit subtraction and regrouping online, kids can solve equations and help CuzCuz bust through the mountainside, using rocks to represent the borrowed numbers.
All aboard! This train is headin' out, and the conductor needs help to keep it moving. Kids solve three-digit subtraction problems using a number line in this wild west train game. By using coal manipulatives that represent 1, 10, and 100 units, players move the train to land on the difference in as few moves as possible, helping kids strategize the best ways to solve subtraction problems.
In this three-digit subtraction with borrowing mountain game, students help Cuz-Cuz subtract his way through the mountain to fill his belly. Students are prompted to enter the difference on these three-digit subtraction problems one digit at a time, and to regroup by hitting the plate above the number they need to borrow from. This engaging math game is designed with a third grade audience in mind.