Subtraction fluency within 20 is the focus of this guided lesson for second graders. Kids will be tasked with mental subtraction, as well as with using manipulatives and drawings to add and subtract larger numbers. Word problems will help to round out the lesson, as kids follow the step-by-step method of solving subtraction word problems. For even more practice in this skill, check out our subtraction worksheets.
Word problems make for great assessment tools because they require a complete understanding of the math concepts. Use this assessment to evaluate your students' abilities to add and subtract three-digit numbers using mixed operation word problems.
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!
Use this quick assessment to gauge your second grader’s growth in subtraction this year. Students will put their skills to the test subtracting three-digit numbers using a strategy of their choosing in this math check-in.
Who doesn’t love marbles? Second graders will love solving these challenging subtraction word problems using the decompose strategy! And you'll love giving your kids the practice necessary to master this useful math concept.