Subtraction word problems – 1-digit numbers


Math basic concept on subtraction word
problems – 1-digit numbers for the first grade. To understand the word problems with
different digits combinations read the question carefully and follow the steps
provided.

Suppose,
a man had 7 apples, he ate 3 of them. How many apples are still left?

Subtraction Word Problems

Here we know that when 3 things are taken
from 7 things there are then 4 things left. Therefore, the answer to the
question is 4 apples.

This subtraction sum may be written
down in either of the following ways:

7 – 3 = 4

or

Word Problems on Subtraction

We notice that to subtract 3 from 7 is
the same as finding what must beaded to 3 to make 7. 

This is a good way of doing subtraction sums. Thus, in subtracting 3 from 7 you say in your mind ’3 and how many more make 7?’ The answer is 4.

Worked-out examples on subtraction word problems – 1-digit numbers:

1. There are 4 kites in all. 2 of the kites are crossed out to show that they are being taken away. What number do you get when you start with 4 and take away 2?

To find 4 minus 2, count the kites that are not crossed out.

Problems on Subtraction

There
are 2 kites left. When you start with 4 and take away 2, you are left with 2.

So, 4 – 2 = 2

2. There are 5 footballs in all. 3 of the
footballs are crossed out to show that they are being taken away or lost. What
number do you get when you start with 5 and take away 3?

To find 5 minus 3, count the footballs that are not crossed out.

Question on Subtraction

There
are 2 footballs left. When you start with 5 and take away 3, you are left with 2.

So, 5 – 3 = 2

3.
There are 9 ice-creams in all. 3 of the
ice-creams are crossed out to show that they are being taken away or eaten.
What number do you get when you start with 9 and take away 3?

To find 9 minus 3, count the ice-creams that are not crossed out.

Subtraction W ord Problem

There
are 6 ice-creams left. When you start with 9 and take away 3, you are left with
6.

So, 9 – 3 = 6

First Grade Math Activities

From Subtraction Word Problems 1-Digit Numbers to HOE PAGE

Didn’t find what you were looking for? Or want to know more information
about
Math Only Math.
Use this Google Search to find what you need.




The math online

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *