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## Basics of subtraction

Subtraction is the process of subtracting one number from another. In other words, subtracting one from six yields a result of five. Subtraction is usually taught as a second operation in maths after addition in school.

## Symbol recognition

As soon as the subtraction concepts are introduced we can start with symbol recognition. The Minus “-” symbol recognizes the subtraction. By seeing the symbol kids fix their minds that they are going to subtract one or more numbers. Another symbol you have to introduce is”=”. The answer we get after subtracting the two numbers is called the difference. The difference between the two numbers is written after the “=” symbol.

## Category of subtraction

Subtraction concepts can be thought of by different categories. Picture subtraction, number subtraction, and my favorite is toys subtraction. Let’s see in detail.

### Picture subtraction

Kids can easily understand any concepts if we teach them with pictures. The reason is the pictures are very colorful. They easily get attracted to them. So teaching through pictures is the perfect one to start.

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### Number subtraction

If the kid is thorough with the picture subtraction you can start with the number subtraction. The number from 0-9, that is the subtraction of the single-digit numbers.

### Toys subtraction

One of my favorite categories of subtraction is toys subtraction. Kids learn quickly while they play. So teaching them while they play will be a perfect one.