Sensational Subtraction!

  Sensational Subtraction


We are learning to solve subtraction problems using whole and decimal numbers.


Your sister gives you $125 to spend on lollies. If you spend $65 how much money would you have left over?

It equals 60! 


Jayla has bought her sister  a new puppy. She has $500 in her bank account as she heads to the shops. 


She first buys a dog bed for $60. How much money does she have left?

She has 440$ left


She then buys a bowl for $25. How much does she have left?

 She has 415$ left.


Then she buys 3 chew toys. Each toy costs $3.50. How much does she have left?

She has 10.50. 

415 – 10.5 = 404.50

Finally she buys a diamond collar for the dog which costs $154.50. How much is left in her account at the end of the day?

404.50 –



154.50 + 45 .50 = 200

    45 .50


Kalani’s python has become ill and needs to go to the vets. He  has $100 in his wallet.

The cost of the vet visit is $65.50. How much money is left in Kalani’s wallet?

 He has 34 .50 left.


Zyla’s puppy is growing every month. He used to weigh 5.6 kg but he now weighs 6.3 kg. How much weight has he put on?

He has put on 13pounds.



Today in room 4 we also did a Sensational Subtraction task!

Hope you enjoy it! 


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