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When we work on subtraction problems, my students often break apart the number and subtract parts at a time," Meghan explained.
For example, they would say the number 328 as "three hundred twenty-eight," and the order in which they would subtract it is by beginning with the "three hundred," then the "twenty," then the "eight.
Then she knew it was too hard to subtract 8 from 354, so she first subtracted one 4 and then the other 4.
OK, Germaine, so you noticed that Keisha kept 674 the same as she began to subtract.