### Video Transcript

Take away counters to find the
missing number. Six subtract three equals what.

In this question, we need to take
away or subtract to find the answer. And this symbol in our number
sentence shows us this. It’s the subtraction symbol. It shows us that we need to find
three less than six. In other words, we need to start
with six and take away three from it. Now we could try to find the answer
in our heads or maybe draw a little sketch to help. But in this question, we’re told to
take away counters to find the missing number. And we’re given this line of
counters. Now without counting the counters,
do you think you know how many there are?

We said that the first number in
our subtraction is six. This is the number we begin
with. So do you think it might make sense
if we had six counters? Let’s see. One, two, three, four, five,
six. So, we’ve got our six counters to
begin with, and now we need to take away three of them. Now, before we do this on the
screen, let’s really put your brains at work. Without drawing anything or writing
anything, I want you to look at these six counters and I want you to imagine taking
away three of them. Can you see how many there are
going to be left? See if you can predict what the
answer is going to be.

With each counter that we take
away, we could cross them through. So, we need to take away one, two,
three. And this leaves us with one, two,
three. Six take away three equal
three. We know that if we add three and
another three together, we get six. So just like in this subtraction,
if we start with six and then we take away three, we’ll be left with three. We’ve taken away counters to help
find the missing number. Six subtract three equals
three.