Making a Number using Subtraction

There are **many ways to make a number** with subtraction.

Let's learn by making the number 3.

You can start with 3 and subtract 0.

3 - 0 =3

... or start with 4 and subtract 1.

4 - 1 =3

You can also make 3 by starting with 5.

5 - 2 =3

You can make 3 by starting with any number bigger than 3, and subtract some numbers away.

To **make a number**, start with a number that's bigger than that number. Then, **subtract some smaller numbers** from it.

Can you think of other ways to make 3?

There are tons of ways!

Here are a few more:

6 - 3 =3

7 - 4 =3

13 - 10 =3

Great job learning to make numbers using subtraction.

Now try the practice below. 😃

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