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 "Subtraction" and "Negative"Same Sign, Different Concepts? [12/14/2005]

Why do we use "" to mean both "subtraction" and "negative", when those are two different concepts?
 Subtrahend and Minuend [03/10/1997]

What are subtrahend and minuend? I think they have to do with
subtraction.
 Take Aways [03/28/2002]

56  18 = ? I don't know how to do it.
 Teaching Borrowing in Subtraction [03/12/1997]

What kind of suggestions do you have for manipulatives?
 Teaching Children to Subtract [08/30/2005]

I am having a hard time trying to teach my 7 year old how to subtract
numbers in the teens minus single digits, such as 14  7 or 17  9. I
just think you have to remember them by heart. Is there an easier way?
 Using Addition and Subtraction to Check Answers [02/25/2003]

How can you use addition to check subtraction? How can you use
subtraction to check addition?
 Why Is Mental Math Important? [03/25/2004]

How can I convince a 14 year old girl who is in 8th grade the
importance of mental math? I think that skills like mentally adding
and subtracting 2 digit numbers and being able to estimate multiplying
2 digit large numbers are critical. My daughter's teacher says that
such skills aren't needed because of calculators and computers.
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