Ways to think about subtraction!

Posted on December 5, 2012. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core, During the Guided Math Lesson | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Subtraction is much more difficult for children than addition.  We don’t tend to teach enough subtraction strategies and have students play around with them in small guided math groups and math centers.  Here are some ideas to add to your thinking about teaching subtraction.

Resource 1

Resource 2 (Be sure to scroll down to the illustrated examples!)

Resource 3

Where are your students along this learning continuum?  What do you need to teach next?

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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2 Responses to “Ways to think about subtraction!”

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Thanks. For a teacher still learning mental math strategies myself, these continuums are great. Are there similar resources for addition, multiplication and division?

I am in the middle of posting several of these resources! Aren’t they great! I love the way the spell it out!

Happy Mathing,
Dr. Nicki

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