Two-Digit Subtraction Number Puzzles are a set of four-piece puzzles that develop students' fluency and mental math strategies for two-digit subtraction.
★ Also available in a BUNDLE with 12 other Number Puzzles.
The puzzles are built with four models and strategies: The expression, a number line, base-10 blocks, and breaking apart the minuend and subtrahend by place value. The answer is displayed in the middle of the puzzle. Each piece requires students to figure out the answer using the strategy or model and does not reveal the answer without some work. Students can match all four pieces or concentrate two pieces at a time.
The puzzles are separated into those that require regrouping and those that don't require regrouping.
The puzzles also come in two sets. One set has the minuend as base-10 blocks without any indication of the subtrahend. Set two has the minuend with the subtrahend blocks darkened to indicate their subtraction. Both sets use the same numbers and are exactly the same, except for the representation of the base-10 blocks. Choose the set that works best for your students.
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Puzzle sets include 20 expressions that require regrouping and 20 expressions that do not require regrouping, for a total of 40 puzzles. The puzzles are duplicated to show two representations of the base-10 blocks, so there are a total of 80 puzzles. This activity is meant to develop students' ability to use a variety of subtraction strategies to gain fluency with two-digit subtraction.
Simple print each puzzle piece on colored paper, laminate for durability, and cut apart. I encourage students to use whiteboard markers on some pieces to subtract. If laminated, the whiteboard marker ink wipes off easily.
Other Number Puzzles available individually:
• Two-Digit Addition Number Puzzles
• Two-Digit Subtraction Number Puzzles
• Decompose Two-Digit Number Puzzles
• Money Number Puzzles
• Place Value Number Puzzles (Two- & Three-Digit)
• Three-Digit Addition Number Puzzles
• Odd / Even Number Puzzles
• Time Puzzles
• Fractions Number Puzzles
• Multiplication Number Puzzles
• Three-Digit Subtraction Number Puzzles
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