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Lesson 11: Subtracting 2-Digit Numbers

Use these interactive activities to encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about using their own strategies to subtract 2-digit numbers. Students can try these activities on their own or in pairs.


Subtract 2-digit numbers using your own strategies.

Builds Upon

Student Book pages 80–81

Instructions for Use

Subtraction Machine provides 2-digit subtraction problems for students to solve and check their answers.

Click the lever above “Level 3” to make a subtraction problem appear in the centre of the screen. Type your answer in the white box, then click on the red button to check your answer. Click on the “Level 3” lever to see the next subtraction problem.

Ghost Blasters (Subtraction) has students solve 2-digit subtraction problems by choosing the correct answer. Note that two players are required for this game.

After reading the instructions, click “Next.” Enter both players’ names in the boxes, then click “Begin.” The player who is supposed to answer each question is shown in red below the subtraction problem. Read the subtraction problem at the bottom of the screen, then click on the ghost that contains the correct answer.