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We hope your revision of column addition went well yesterday. Today, we would like you to revise and practise the written method of column subtraction.


  1. Watch the BBC Bitesize Video below to recap on how to subtract using column subtraction and how to borrow from the next place value column.
  2. Look at the example pictures of how to set your calculations out neatly.
  3. Complete the column subtraction calculations with 4-digit numbers.
  4. Check your answers carefully using the answer sheet.
  5. Have a go at the missing number subtraction questions.

Column Subtraction Examples

Column Subtraction Examples 1
Column Subtraction Examples 2
Column Subtraction Examples 3