# Place Value to Subtract - Lesson for Grade 3, Chapter - Adding and Subtracting to 1,000

In the "Place Value to Subtract" lesson, designed for Grade 3 students, participants will dive into the essential mathematics concept of place value and its critical role in addition and subtraction operations, especially when dealing with numbers up to 1,000. This lesson is an integral part of the "Foundations in Numbers and Fractions" unit, focusing on laying a solid foundation for understanding how numbers are structured and operated upon.

Students will start with a hands-on activity, the "Subtracting with Base 10 Blocks Worksheet," to visualize and grasp the concept of place value practically. This initial step is crucial for building a concrete understanding of how numbers can be broken down into units, tens, and hundreds, which simplifies the process of subtraction.

Following this, the lesson progresses to more challenging worksheets: "Subtracting with Regrouping with Base 10 Blocks. Part 1" and "Part 2. " These activities are designed to teach students the technique of regrouping, an essential skill when subtracting larger numbers that cannot be subtracted directly without borrowing from another place value.

Estimated classroom time: 13 min
Chapter: Adding and Subtracting to 1,000
Unit: Foundations in Numbers and Fractions
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1st
3:00 min
Subtracting with Base 10 Blocks Worksheet
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2nd
3:00 min
Subtracting with Regrouping with Base 10 Blocks. Part1 Worksheet
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3rd
3:00 min
Subtracting with Regrouping with Base 10 Blocks. Part 2 Worksheet
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4th
4:00 min
Using Place Value to Add and Subtract Within 1000
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• ### Activity 1 / Subtracting with Base 10 Blocks Worksheet

Is your child struggling with subtracting larger 3-digit numbers? If so, he or she isn’t alone! Even before learning to regroup, subtraction is tough, and kids often need a visual way to understand the concept. This PDF worksheet from Kids Academy uses colorful green base blocks to show your children the idea behind subtraction. Use the visuals to help your little learner subtract tough 3-digit numbers. Simply subtract each number beginning with the tens column, and use the images for assistance and clarification. Then circle the correct answer to complete this helpful math sheet!

• ### Activity 2 / Subtracting with Regrouping with Base 10 Blocks. Part1 Worksheet

Subtracting with regrouping is a tough concept to master, but a visual aid can go a long way in helping little learners to get it down! This helpful worksheet features colorful base ten blocks that show kids exactly how to regroup by borrowing from the next column. Walk your child through each problem on the page subtracting each column starting from the ones. When it’s time to regroup, review the concept with kids, and look at the picture to help them understand. Complete the sheet by circling the correct answer.

• ### Activity 3 / Subtracting with Regrouping with Base 10 Blocks. Part 2 Worksheet

Learning to subtract with regrouping takes a lot of practice! Give your kids what they need to be successful and use this handy printable worksheet from Kids Academy! Your child will be tasked with completing two 3-digit subtraction problems, both requiring kids to regroup, borrowing from the next column. Colorful base blocks are used to foster a deeper understanding of regrouping, showing students the concept in an easy-to-understand way!

• ### Activity 4 / Using Place Value to Add and Subtract Within 1000 - Quiz

This quiz assesses students’ ability to use place value to add and subtract numbers within 1000.