Why is Subtraction Important?
Out of all the arithmetic operations used today, subtraction is the most essential one. The primary reason for its importance is its extensive usage in our daily lives. We encounter math problems daily, either in one way or another. For instance, we use subtraction to find out how much money we will save if we spend on an item. Or we subtract our school hours daily, to the time we have to go home.
All these and more reasons make subtraction an essential part of the Arithmetic category. For children’s point of view, it is the first most complex mathematical concept they will learn. Thus, it’s essential that we make the initial concepts for the children strong enough so that it doesn’t affect them later in their lives.
Subtraction is an arithmetic operation that works on removing the number/ numbers of the objects from any collection. For example, 5 – 3 is 2.
It is signified and represented as a minus sign (-).
Subtraction is one of the 4 main heads on which math is based.
1. Make sure you keep the bigger number on top and the small number below.
2. Always start from the right.