Time for another puzzle! This one is an equation grid and it’s relatively straightforward for a child who has a good understanding of place value, the arithmetic operations, and equality. Note that a child does NOT need to be able to actually subtract 27 from 25 to be able to check whether 2 = 25﹣27. They merely need to be able to think about what happens if you try to take away 27 from 25.

Here’ the puzzle:

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