Lesson Plan

Subtracting Numbers

In this fun hands-on lesson plan, your students will get to practice identifying numbers to 10 while learning all about subtraction!
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to solve subtraction problems using numbers 0-10.

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

(10 minutes)
Preschool Math: Take Away the Bugs
  • Gather students together for the lesson and introduce the topic using the read-aloud text, Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins.
  • As you read, emphasize the subtracting or removal of each apple from the tree.
  • Conclude the read aloud by saying, "Today we are going to learn even more about subtracting or taking something away from something else!"

Beginning

  • Review numbers 1–10 using songs or chants.

Intermediate

  • Practice counting from 1–10 using a number line.