Mind the Gap and Robbers Method

Firstly, apologies for the delay in posting this blog, I have experienced a few technical issues!

In Maths this week we have been practising our subtraction methods, as you can see on the posters below.

Both methods begin with circling the two numbers on a number line to find out if they are close together or far apart.

If they're close together, we use mind the gap and count on to find the answer.

If they're far apart, it must be a robber question and we steal or take away to find the answer.

For a really clear explanation with examples, see the children's posters below.