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.
This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Bugs Away lesson plan.
Students will be able to subtract numbers 1-10.
Students will be able to explain to a partner how to find the difference when subtracting numbers.
Gather the class together for the start of the lesson.
Introduce the lesson by saying a subtraction equation as a story problem using objects. For example, "I picked three flowers from my garden, then I gave two of them to a friend. How many flowers do I have left?
Allow students to turn and talk to discuss how many flowers they think you have left prior to modeling how to solve the problem.