Three Digit Subtraction

This week our second graders will be working on solving three digit subtraction equations… WOOHOO!!!!   We will be building on skills that the children have learned earlier this year with two digit subtraction.  We use a very important rhyme  in the classroom to discover if we need to ungroup of not ( borrow).  This poem can be used to help us with any subtraction equation.

Here is a copy of the parent letter that describes the two subtraction methods that our children are learning here at school:

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