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Snowy Subtractions

Snowy Subtractions
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This colourful game provides opportunities for students to practice the Jump or Inverse Strategy.

This resource includes a reproducible recording sheet, with number lines, which not only assist the students in finding the answer, but it makes a great formative assessment tool.

It was designed for the Year 2 Mental Subtraction Strategies Unit, but could be used in the Year 1, for extension or Year 3, for consolidation.

Fast finisher, numeracy rotations, laminate for multiple usage. 

Suitable for
  • Fast Finishers
  • Relief Teachers
  • Parents
Lesson Structure
  • Rotations / Group Work
Curriculum Codes

AC9M2N06 9

Use mathematical modelling to solve practical problems involving additive and multiplicative situations, including money transactions; represent situations and choose calculation strategies; interpret and communicate solutions in terms of the situation

AC9M2A02 9

Recall and demonstrate proficiency with addition facts to 20; extend and apply facts to develop related subtraction facts

AC9M3N03 9

Add and subtract two- and three-digit numbers using place value to partition, rearrange and regroup numbers to assist in calculations without a calculator

ACMNA030 8.4

Solve simple addition and subtraction problems using a range of efficient mental and written strategies

MA1-1WM old

Describes mathematical situations and methods using everyday and some mathematical language, actions, materials, diagrams and symbols

MA1-2WM old

Uses objects, diagrams and technology to explore mathematical problems

MA1-3WM old

Supports conclusions by explaining or demonstrating how answers were obtained

MA1-5NA old

Uses a range of strategies and informal recording methods for addition and subtraction involving one- and two-digit numbers

MA1-6NA old

Uses a range of mental strategies and concrete materials for multiplication and division

MA1-4NA old

Applies place value, informally, to count, order, read and represent two- and three-digit numbers

MA1-CSQ-01 new

Uses number bonds and the relationship between addition and subtraction to solve problems involving partitioning

MA1-FG-01 new

Uses the structure of equal groups to solve multiplication problems, and shares or groups to solve division problems

MA2-RN-01 new

Applies an understanding of place value and the role of zero to represent numbers to at least tens of thousands

MA2-RN-02 new

Represents and compares decimals up to 2 decimal places using place value

MA2-AR-01 new

Selects and uses mental and written strategies for addition and subtraction involving 2- and 3-digit numbers

MA2-AR-02 new

Completes number sentences involving addition and subtraction by finding missing values


Solve simple addition and subtraction problems using a range of efficient mental and written strategies


Recognise and represent multiplication as repeated addition, groups and arrays


Apply repetition in arithmetic operations, including multiplication as repeated addition and division as repeated subtraction


Count and order small collections of Australian coins and notes according to their value


Investigate number sequences, initially those increasing and decreasing by twos, threes, fives and ten from any starting point, then moving to other sequences



Students use the number lines to help them record their answers.

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