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Measure and Subtract - Column Subtraction
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This is a great outdoor activity to get students practicing column subtraction both with and without decimals as well as practicing their measurement skills. They will measure two or three items that they find outside before subtracting the lengths using column subtraction to find the difference between the items.

This resource has three levels of challenge.

  • Measure to the nearest whole number
  • Measure to the nearest mm (tenth)
  • Measure three items to the nearest mm

For this activity provide each child with a tape measure or ruler and our activity sheet.

You could also use different measuring equipment to provide a further challenge.

Measure and Subtract Teacher Guide.pdf
Measure and Subtract Activity Sheet - Two Items.pdf
Measure and Subtract Activity Sheet - Three Items.pdf
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