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Nelson Education > School > Mathematics K-8 > Mathematics 4 > Teacher Centre > Surf for More Math> Chapter 4 Lesson 7

Lesson 7 - Subtracting from 4-Digit Numbers

To encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about Subtracting from 4-Digit Numbers, here are some games and interactive activities they can do on their own or in pairs.


Use a paper and pencil method to subtract from a 4-digit number.

Builds Upon

Student Book pages 104-106


Instructions for Use

Subtracting 4-Digit Numbers prompts students to use a paper and pencil to subtract from a 4-digit number.

To use Subtracting 4-Digit Numbers, click the 'Start Subtraction' button. Using paper and a pencil, p lace the number to be subtracted below the first number so that the thousands, hundreds, tens and ones places are aligned. Draw a line under the bottom number. Subtract the bottom place digits from the top ones and regroup where necessary. When you have finished subtracting the numbers using a paper and pencil, input your answer in the text field and click 'Check'