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Subtraction Sentences Teacher Resources
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Take word problems one step further with apples, dimes, and bricks! After reading the word problems, first graders write out the subtraction sentence and solve the problems. For extra practice, bring in different items and have them write out subtraction sentences in groups.
What an activating lesson for examining subtraction! Using actual students standing at the front of the class as the numbers, a die is rolled and the number that appears directs how many students should sit down. Give individuals a handout of a button-down shirt to place buttons on, and then take designated numbers away. Using charts and fictional stories, kindergarteners begin to understand the concept of subtraction. This makes an exciting introductory lesson when addressing Common Core standards!
In this subtraction sentences worksheet, learners use the math pictures to help them create a number sentence that reflects the pictures and crossed out pictures. Students write the numbers in the blank and then solve to find the difference. Learners finish by writing the total number of smiley faces, and write how many are smiling and frowning.
Young learners explore addition and subtraction in an activity designed around the food pyramid. Pairs work together to collect pictures of foods that fit in each of the categories, then they add and subtract their pictures to come up with different sums and differences. An excellent worksheet is included in this lesson as well.