Video: Counting Backward to Subtract

Kerrie Lynskey

To find 7 take away 4, we can start at 7 and count backward 4. Finish counting backward to find the answer to 7 take away 4.

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Video Transcript

To find seven take away four, we can start at seven and count backward four. Finish counting backward to find the answer to seven take away four.

So we need to start at seven. We’ve counted back one already, two. So which number comes after number five when we’re counting backwards? Seven, six, five, four.

And which number would come next in the sequence after number four? Seven, six, five, four, three. So we can say is that seven take away four equals three.

We started at seven. We counted backwards four. And we finished at number three.

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