Lesson Plan

Subtraction Stories

Let’s make subtraction real! In this lesson, students dive into three-digit subtraction by solving real-world word problems.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to solve word problems involving three-digit subtraction.


(5 minutes)
  • Begin by telling students you are going to share a subtraction story.
  • Ask students what they think a “subtraction story” might be. Take a few answers.
  • Explain that a subtraction story is a real-world situation where subtraction is used to solve a problem or come up with a solution.