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The Stages of Calculation are designed to provide a structured and consistent approach to teaching and learning around subtraction. Subtraction is a fundamental mathematical operation. It involves taking away one number from another to find the difference between them. In the early stages of learning subtraction, students start with basic concepts such as counting backward and understanding the concept of "taking away." They then progress to using number lines and manipulatives, such as blocks or counters, to visually represent the process of subtraction. As students become more proficient, they learn various strategies, such as regrouping or borrowing, to subtract larger numbers and solve more complex problems. Through repeated practice and reinforcement, pupils will develop a solid foundation in subtraction that prepares them for more advanced mathematical concepts in the future.