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Regrouping with Base-Ten Blocks
Regrouping with Base-Ten Blocks
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Fishy Subtraction Stories
Fishy Subtraction Stories
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Multiples of 10
Multiples of 10
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
All About Subtraction
All About Subtraction
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Solving Subtraction Problems
Solving Subtraction Problems
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
One Less
One Less
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Thinking Deeply About Word Problems
Thinking Deeply About Word Problems
Lesson Plan
Thinking Deeply About Word Problems
Word problems can be overwhelming to students, but if they have a tool to help them, they can handle it! Use this as a stand alone lesson or alongside *Stepping Through Addition and Subtraction Word Problems*.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Subtracting Buttons
Subtracting Buttons
Lesson Plan
Subtracting Buttons
Students will love using this funny story as a guide to practice solving subtraction problems. It can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the Subtraction Fishing Action lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan
Reflect on the Context First!
Reflect on the Context First!
Lesson Plan
Reflect on the Context First!
Emphasize student understanding and reasoning! This lesson plan helps learners solve story problems using sense-making strategies. This can be used alongside the lesson Solving Word Problems or as a stand-alone lesson.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Counting Fishermen
Counting Fishermen
Lesson Plan
Counting Fishermen
In this fun lesson about early addition, your students will love listening to a hilarious read aloud while learning how to add within 5. Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the How Many Presents Addition lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan
Discussing Subtraction Strategies
Discussing Subtraction Strategies
Lesson Plan
Discussing Subtraction Strategies
Get your students comfortable with discussing multiple strategies to solve subtraction problems with this lesson on two- and three-digit subtraction. It may be taught independently or as support for the lesson Subtraction with Regrouping.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Think About What Went Wrong!
Think About What Went Wrong!
Lesson Plan
Think About What Went Wrong!
Use this lesson to help students build their speaking and listening skills as they learn how to critique a flawed response using discussion cards. Use this as a stand-alone support lesson or alongside the activity Break it Down!
2nd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Mental Math Bingo with Multiples of 10
Mental Math Bingo with Multiples of 10
Lesson Plan
Mental Math Bingo with Multiples of 10
Students will practice mentally adding and subtracting 10 to multiples of 10 up to 100 by playing an all time favorite: BINGO! Use alone or alongside the lesson Subtracting From Multiples of 100.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Picture Strategy
Picture Strategy
Lesson Plan
Picture Strategy
Students will practice using drawings and images to support them as they practice solving subtraction equations within 10. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the <a href="https://www.education.com/lesson-plan/spring-subtraction-equations/" target="_blank">Spring Subtraction Equations</a> lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Writing Decimal Subtraction Problems
Writing Decimal Subtraction Problems
Lesson Plan
Writing Decimal Subtraction Problems
Empower your students with the opportunity to design decimal subtraction problems with a given difference (answer). Use this lesson on its own or as support for the lesson Step By Step Decimal Subtraction.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Get Together to Regroup
Get Together to Regroup
Lesson Plan
Get Together to Regroup
Teach your students to confidently follow the steps of regrouping in subtraction problems. Use this as a stand alone lesson or alongside *Regrouping with Popsicle Sticks: Double-Digit Subtraction*.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
More Subtracting Fun!
More Subtracting Fun!
Lesson Plan
More Subtracting Fun!
In this lesson, your students will review how to solve subtraction equations using drawings to represent the problem. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Spring Symbols Subtraction** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
How Many Floors Down?
How Many Floors Down?
Lesson Plan
How Many Floors Down?
Students will love incorporating stories and acting as they practice creating their own subtraction equations. This can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the Subtracting Numbers lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan
Monster Subtraction
Monster Subtraction
Lesson Plan
Monster Subtraction
Students will love pretending to be monsters as they get creative when solving subtraction equations. It can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the lesson plan How Many Slices Are Left?
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan
Sharing the Subtraction Process
Sharing the Subtraction Process
Lesson Plan
Sharing the Subtraction Process
In this lesson, students will practice explaining the process of subtracting numbers up to 1,000 using base-ten blocks and peer feedback. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Fluently Subtracting within 1,000.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan