Subtract decimals with different decimal places

Home learning focus

Learn how to subtract decimals that have a different number of decimal places.

This includes:

  • one video
  • one worksheet
  • one interactive game

Created in partnership with Classroom Secrets.


Subtract different decimal places

This video demonstrates how to practise subtracting decimal numbers that have a different number of decimal places.

Throughout the video, there are some questions to answer. You will need to pause the video at these points to allow time to answer.


Activity 1

Subtracting decimals worksheet

Have a go at completing the three questions which involve subtracting decimals with different decimal places.

  • The first two questions involve practising the skill.
  • The third question extends to problem solving and explaining your answer.
Subtracting decimals worksheet

Click here for the answer sheet

Activity 2

Subtracting decimals interactive game

Answer the five questions in the interactive game and practise the skills you have learnt to subtract decimal numbers.

Subtract decimals interactive game

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