Subtraction Lesson Plans

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Subtracting Buttons
Subtracting Buttons
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Subtracting Buttons
Students will love using this funny story as a guide to practice solving subtraction problems. It can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the Subtraction Fishing Action lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Composing and Decomposing
Composing and Decomposing
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Composing and Decomposing
Use this lesson to introduce composing and decomposing as part of your students’ addition and subtraction toolkits.
2nd grade
Math
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Subtraction with Regrouping
Subtraction with Regrouping
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Subtraction with Regrouping
Help your students subtract with confidence by sharing two different strategies. Use this lesson to build on students’ understanding of subtraction and to evaluate this key skill.
3rd grade
Math
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Stepping Through Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
Stepping Through Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
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Stepping Through Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
Use this lesson to teach your students how to determine if they should use addition, subtraction, or both operations to solve a word problem by following four simple steps.
3rd grade
Math
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Where is my Fact Family?
Where is my Fact Family?
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Where is my Fact Family?
This nifty lesson helps kinesthetic learners reinforce their knowledge of the commutative property. Students will love the challenge of matching equations with their fact families.
1st grade
Math
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Count On It: Adding and Subtracting
Count On It: Adding and Subtracting
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Count On It: Adding and Subtracting
Adding and subtracting doesn't need to be boring! Learning to add and subtract can be done with a shoelace or while playing hopscotch.
Kindergarten
Math
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Regrouping with Base-Ten Blocks
Regrouping with Base-Ten Blocks
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Regrouping with Base-Ten Blocks
Dive deep into using base-ten blocks to solve two-digit subtraction problems with regrouping. This lesson can be used independently or in conjuction with the lesson Double Trouble: Subtraction Practice.
2nd grade
Math
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Subtracting Numbers
Subtracting Numbers
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Subtracting Numbers
In this fun hands-on lesson plan, your students will get to practice identifying numbers to 10 while learning all about subtraction!
Preschool
Math
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Step By Step Decimal Subtraction
Step By Step Decimal Subtraction
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Step By Step Decimal Subtraction
It's as easy as one, two, three...four! Introduce your students to subtracting decimals in the tenth and hundredth place using a four-step process.
4th grade
Math
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Basic Subtraction with Marshmallows
Basic Subtraction with Marshmallows
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Basic Subtraction with Marshmallows
Tasty subtraction! Your students will have a delicious time learning to subtract with a treat they can eat when they are finished.
1st grade
Math
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Subtraction Detectives: Missing Numbers
Subtraction Detectives: Missing Numbers
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Subtraction Detectives: Missing Numbers
In this lesson, students must become detectives to solve for the missing number in each subtraction problem. They will develop and use their powers of mathematical reasoning using number bonds to find differences.
3rd grade
Math
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Solving Subtraction Problems
Solving Subtraction Problems
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Solving Subtraction Problems
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.
Kindergarten
Math
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Show Me the Money! Two-Digit Subtraction
Show Me the Money! Two-Digit Subtraction
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Show Me the Money! Two-Digit Subtraction
Who doesn’t like to spend money and plan parties? Students will subtract two-digit numbers as they calculate the remaining money for their party supplies. They will subtract in multiples of ten and focus on place value.
1st grade
Math
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Math With Bears
Math With Bears
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Math With Bears
This bear-y fun lesson will help your students understand addition and subtraction and reward their efforts with a sweet treat!
1st grade
Math
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Multiples of 10
Multiples of 10
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Multiples of 10
Help students gain confidence in recognizing multiples of 10 as they critique a flawed response. Use as a stand-alone scaffolded EL support lesson or prior to teaching Big Spenders.
2nd grade
Math
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Subtraction Stories
Subtraction Stories
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Subtraction Stories
Let’s make subtraction real! In this lesson, students dive into three-digit subtraction by solving real-world word problems.
2nd grade
Math
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Art Subtraction
Art Subtraction
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Art Subtraction
Practice subtraction with art! Help early learners grasp the concept of "taking away" using drawings. This lesson helps students work toward subtraction with numerals, and the mastery of simple shapes.
1st grade
Math
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Subtraction Fishing Action
Subtraction Fishing Action
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Subtraction Fishing Action
Make subtraction delicious with this fun "fishing" game! Learning to take away will be delightful when your students fish for goldfish crackers.
Preschool
Math
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Thinking Deeply About Word Problems
Thinking Deeply About Word Problems
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Thinking Deeply About Word Problems
Word problems can be overwhelming to students, but if they have a tool to help them, they can handle it! Use this as a stand alone lesson or alongside *Stepping Through Addition and Subtraction Word Problems*.
3rd grade
Math
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Subtraction Strategies
Subtraction Strategies
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Subtraction Strategies
Get your students synthesizing various subtraction strategies as they work with a partner to solve word problems. This lesson can be used alone or with the lesson plan **Show Me the Money! Two-Digit Subtraction.**
1st grade
Math
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Picture Strategy
Picture Strategy
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Picture Strategy
Students will practice using drawings and images to support them as they practice solving subtraction equations within 10. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the <a href="https://www.education.com/lesson-plan/spring-subtraction-equations/" target="_blank">Spring Subtraction Equations</a> lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
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Place Value: Digit Game
Place Value: Digit Game
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Place Value: Digit Game
Help your students understand place values with this lesson that catches their interest using a story book. Students will go one to play a riddle game both in a group and individually.
3rd grade
Math
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First Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
First Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
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First Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Planning for a substitute in the classroom has never been easier than with this daily sub plan! Your substitute can keep your students learning in your absence by using these lessons, worksheets, and activities.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Spring Subtraction Equations
Spring Subtraction Equations
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Spring Subtraction Equations
What comes after winter? Spring! What comes after the equals sign in a subtraction equation? The difference! In this spring lesson plan, students will look at a variety of spring-themed subtraction pictures and write matching equations.
Kindergarten
Math
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Animal Action Subtraction
Animal Action Subtraction
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Animal Action Subtraction
Children love animals! Use this lesson plan to teach your students about subtraction. Show them how the numbers go down as they cross out the animals. Their action makes the numbers reduce!
Preschool
Math
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Subtraction Lesson Plans

Subtraction doesn't have to be boring, especially when teachers use Education.com's themed subtraction lesson plans. Our lesson plans help kids provide frameworks and rhymes to practice and master subtraction. With a lesson plan tutorial that spells out the different steps - introduction, teacher modeling, guided practice, independent working time, differentiation, assessment, and review - your classroom will hungry for more subtraction!