Subtraction Placement PDFs

Click on the title to download the free PDF to determine which subtraction booklet is the right one for your student(s). 

This is a downloadable PDF for you to print.

Subtraction: Booklet 1 - Beginning Subtraction for first grade or six-year-olds. Subtraction:  Booklet 1 Evaluation

Subtraction: Booklet 2- Beginning Circle Subtraction for second grade or seven-year-olds. Subtraction:  Booklet 2 Evaluation

Booklet 3 - General Principles of Regrouping (Borrowing) Click on the title to download this free Subtraction Placement PDF 

Student Placement Assessment worksheets are located at the end of the Assessment Guide.

Designed for seven to nine-year-old students (third grade) who have never had formal instruction in regrouping (borrowing) in subtraction.

Prerequisite: Know regrouping (carrying) in addition

This booklet:

  • uses manipulatives for concept development.
  • teaches several strategies for doing subtraction with multiple methods of breaking up larger numbers and regrouping them for subtraction 
  • the standard procedure in expanded and short notation formats. 
  • generally results in strong understanding of regrouping.

Booklet 4 - Large Numbers and Practice

Designed for eight to ten-year-old  students (fourth grade) who have had formal instruction in regrouping in subtraction.

Prerequisite: Booklet 3 - Subtraction or previous instruction in regrouping

    Answer Keys for Subtraction Placement Assessments are at the end of the Assessment Guide.