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Solving Word Problems
Solving Word Problems
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Solving Word Problems
Word problems getting you down? Then spread the word on a lesson that will help students decide when to add or subtract, as they identify clue words that aid in solving word problems.
2nd grade
Math
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Composing and Decomposing
Composing and Decomposing
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Composing and Decomposing
Use this lesson to introduce composing and decomposing as part of your students’ addition and subtraction toolkits.
2nd grade
Math
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Subtraction with Regrouping
Subtraction with Regrouping
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Subtraction with Regrouping
Help your students subtract with confidence by sharing two different strategies. Use this lesson to build on students’ understanding of subtraction and to evaluate this key skill.
3rd grade
Math
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Regrouping with Base-Ten Blocks
Regrouping with Base-Ten Blocks
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Regrouping with Base-Ten Blocks
Dive deep into using base-ten blocks to solve two-digit subtraction problems with regrouping. This lesson can be used independently or in conjuction with the lesson Double Trouble: Subtraction Practice.
2nd grade
Math
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Stepping Through Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
Stepping Through Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
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Stepping Through Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
Use this lesson to teach your students how to determine if they should use addition, subtraction, or both operations to solve a word problem by following four simple steps.
3rd grade
Math
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Active Math
Active Math
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Active Math
Have a class that can't sit still long enough to practice their addition? This activity puts math and PE together to help your kids add up to 20 while being active!
1st grade
Math
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Step By Step Decimal Subtraction
Step By Step Decimal Subtraction
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Step By Step Decimal Subtraction
It's as easy as one, two, three...four! Introduce your students to subtracting decimals in the tenth and hundredth place using a four-step process.
4th grade
Math
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Fishy Subtraction Stories
Fishy Subtraction Stories
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Fishy Subtraction Stories
Students will love incorporating stories and sea creatures as they practice creating their own subtraction equations. It can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the Animal Action Subtraction lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Multiples of 10
Multiples of 10
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Multiples of 10
Help students gain confidence in recognizing multiples of 10 as they critique a flawed response. Use as a stand-alone scaffolded EL support lesson or prior to teaching Big Spenders.
2nd grade
Math
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Subtracting Numbers
Subtracting Numbers
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Subtracting Numbers
In this fun hands-on lesson plan, your students will get to practice identifying numbers to 10 while learning all about subtraction!
Preschool
Math
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All About Subtraction
All About Subtraction
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All About Subtraction
Use this engaging lesson plan to teach or review subtraction to your ELLs. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Mr. Alligator Can't Catch Me!** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
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Dots & Dots of Fact Families
Dots & Dots of Fact Families
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Dots & Dots of Fact Families
Get out the dominoes! This fun lesson help students visualize how addition and subtraction are related, all while building their fact family fluency.
1st grade
Math
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Decimals, Decimals, Decimals!
Decimals, Decimals, Decimals!
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Decimals, Decimals, Decimals!
This lesson combines three essential skills in one entertaining game! Students will need to add, subtract, and understand place value with decimals.
5th grade
Math
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Regrouping with Popsicle Sticks: Double-Digit Subtraction
Regrouping with Popsicle Sticks: Double-Digit Subtraction
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Regrouping with Popsicle Sticks: Double-Digit Subtraction
Can you break a ten? An everyday exchange of money can help students think about regrouping to subtract. Students will use bundled popsicle sticks to see how values grouped into tens can be regrouped into ones to allow us to subtract.
3rd grade
Math
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Solving Subtraction Problems
Solving Subtraction Problems
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Solving Subtraction Problems
How many ways can you solve the same problem? In this fast paced lesson all about subtraction your students will learn all about different problem solving strategies. Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Bugs Away** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
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Fluently Subtracting within 1000
Fluently Subtracting within 1000
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Fluently Subtracting within 1000
Start your students on subtracting three-digit numbers with this lesson that breaks the problems down by place values!
3rd grade
Math
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Subtraction Card Sharks
Subtraction Card Sharks
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Subtraction Card Sharks
Make math fun with this lesson that has students work together to solve subtraction sentences. Students will also get a chance to practice their skills individually with a worksheet.
1st grade
Math
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One Less
One Less
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One Less
Students will love learning about patterns of one less using puppets! This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **How Big is Your Tower?** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
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Whole Body Subtraction
Whole Body Subtraction
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Whole Body Subtraction
Students will be jumping with joy after this lesson that helps them practice their subtraction skills with physical activity.
1st grade
Math
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Double Trouble: Subtraction Practice
Double Trouble: Subtraction Practice
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Double Trouble: Subtraction Practice
Double-digit trouble? No problem! Your students will practice their decomposing and regrouping skills in this lesson.
2nd grade
Math
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Big Spenders
Big Spenders
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Big Spenders
Get ready to do some shopping! In this lesson, students will learn about subtracting 100 from multiples of 100 when making big purchases.
2nd grade
Math
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Break It Down
Break It Down
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Break It Down
What exactly does the number 97 mean? How about 454? In this lesson, students explore how two-digit numbers are made up of tens and ones. Then they use this understanding to subtract numbers within 1000.
2nd grade
Math
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Math With Bears
Math With Bears
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Math With Bears
This bear-y fun lesson will help your students understand addition and subtraction and reward their efforts with a sweet treat!
1st grade
Math
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Math Mind Magic
Math Mind Magic
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Math Mind Magic
Every student can be a magician after this lesson in mentally adding and subtracting by 10. No previous magic training required!
1st grade
Math
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Mr. Alligator Can't Catch Me!
Mr. Alligator Can't Catch Me!
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Mr. Alligator Can't Catch Me!
Students can use their play skills to demonstrate subtraction. In this lesson, your students will use a familiar rhyme to practice subtraction.
Kindergarten
Math
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