Lesson Plan

How Many Slices Are Left?

In this food-focused lesson plan, students will get to learn from real-world examples how to solve a subtraction problem. Perfect for all of your pizza lovers!
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to solve subtraction problems using numbers 0–5.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(2 minutes)
Outer Space Subtraction
  • Gather the students together and display the pizza. Say, "This is a pizza. What kind of pizza do you like?"
  • Have students turn and talk to share their favorite kind of pizza with a partner.
  • Say, "Today we are going to learn about subtraction. We'll be using this pizza to help us."

Beginning

  • Provide examples of pizza for those unfamiliar with it as a food. Consider using a different example more relevant for your students as needed.

Intermediate

  • Ask students to turn and talk to share their favorite kind of food or pizza.