Recreate the board game scenario using a number track and allow the children to move counters forwards and backwards. Support children to break the problem down into more manageable steps where necessary. Ask them to choose a start number, move the counter 4 jumps forwards, then 4 squares backwards.
Ask: What do you notice? Where is the counter now? If you moved forwards 4, how many do you need to move back to get to your starting place?