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? $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? $440

She then buys a bowl for $25. How much does she have left? $415

Then she buys 3 chew toys. Each toy costs $3.50. How much does she have left? $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?  $250

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? $35.50 

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? 0.7


Today for maths we have done subtraction using whole numbers and decimals. This was a challenge to do, but I have managed to complete it in the end.

One thought on “Sensational Subtraction

  1. Kia ora Vika,

    I was so impressed by your group today. It wasn’t easy, but you worked together really well to find the answers and your hard work really paid off when you were able to correctly answer all the questions in our workshop. You are a star!

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