What Subtraction Strategy Did You Use?

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There's more than one way to subtract! After reviewing different subtraction strategies for two-digit numbers, including standard algorithm, think addition, compensation, and split/jump, kids decide which strategy makes the most sense for them. A great addition to your lesson on place value.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use student examples to illustrate what you are looking for in a completed worksheet
  • Have kids work individually, or in groups/pairs 
Pros

  • Helpful for kids who struggle with standard algorithm when subtracting
  • Provides ample instructions for implementation in the lesson plan
  • A great way to promote critical thinking as kids provide support and critique for each strategy
Cons

  • None
Common Core