borrowing in subtraction
posted by Angela on .
How is the term borrowing in subtraction confusing for children to learn?

While helping my grandkids when they were first learning subtraction, the word "regrouping" was the confusing word. When I used the word "borrowing" and then demonstrated it, they understood. So my question for you is this: Is the term "borrowing" confusing for children?

Check out these sites.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5mXVjbpjxY
http://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/additionsubtraction/sub_borrowing/v/subtraction3introductiontoborrowingorregrouping
http://www.proteacher.org/c/325_subtraction_with_regrouping.html