Here are six mice. Take away two. Which picture shows how many are left? What is six take away two? How many are left?
The question tells us there are six mice and we have to take away two. Let’s take away one, two. Which picture shows how many are left? Let’s count them: one, two, three, four. Which picture has four mice? It’s this picture.
There were six mice and we took away two. How many are left? Four. So we had six mice and we took away two. And this picture shows us how many are left.
Six take away two equals four. So there are four mice left.