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Surf For More Math


Lesson 7: Subtracting Numbers Close to Hundreds or Thousands

Use these interactive activities to encourage your child to have fun on the Web while learning about addition and subtraction. Your child can try these activities on their own or in pairs.


Use mental math to subtract.

Builds Upon

Student Book pages 84–87

Instructions for Use

Subtracting Three Digit Numbers lets your child practice subtracting 3-digit numbers.

To use Subtracting Three Digit Numbers, read the directions, scroll down to “Practice”, and click on “Start”. A pair of numbers will display at the left of the equals sign as a timer counts elapsed time in the “Report Totals” box below. Enter your answer in the box right of the equals sign and click on “check”. If correct, a new pair of numbers will be displayed. If not, an error box will display the correct answer. Click “OK” to resume play. You can vary the game by scrolling down to “Play” and clicking on one of the 3 yellow boxes on the left.

QUIA Math Journey lets your child practice adding and subtracting 3- and 4-digit numbers.

To use QUIA Math Journey, read the directions, click “3-digit numbers” and “4-digit numbers” under
“Addition” or “Subtraction”, and click on “Begin the Game”. A problem will be displayed for you to solve. Your objective is to fly around the world, city by city, by solving problems like this. Although the problems must be answered exactly, estimate to check that each answer that you input into the empty answer box is reasonable before clicking on “Check Answer”. If an answer is right, you will score air distance travelled and receive a new problem. If it is wrong, you will miss your flight and be shown the correct answer. Click on “Continue” to get a new problem.  If you miss three flights, the game ends. To play a new game at any time, click on “Start over”.