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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?
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the How Many Slices Are Left? lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the How Many Slices Are Left? lesson plan.

Objectives

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  • Students will be able to solve subtraction problems using numbers 0–5.
  • Students will be able to show how to solve a subtraction problem using acting to represent the problem.

Introduction

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  • Gather the class together for a read-aloud.
  • Hold up the book Monster Musical Chairs and go on a brief picture walk to preview the story.