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Solving Word Problems
Solving Word Problems
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Solving Word Problems
Word problems getting you down? Then spread the word on a lesson that will help students decide when to add or subtract, as they identify clue words that aid in solving word problems.
2nd grade
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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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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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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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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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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Active Math
Active Math
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Active Math
Have a class that can't sit still long enough to practice their addition? This activity puts math and PE together to help your kids add up to 20 while being active!
1st grade
Math
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Musical Math
Musical Math
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Musical Math
Students love to explore instruments! Add some method to the madness by having students count, add, and subtract when working together to make music.
1st grade
Math
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Math Story Problems
Math Story Problems
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Math Story Problems
Help your students make the connection between what they're learning in the classroom and why they need it in the real world with this lesson on word problems.
2nd grade
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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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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Fishy Subtraction Stories
Fishy Subtraction Stories
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Fishy Subtraction Stories
Students will love incorporating stories and sea creatures as they practice creating their own subtraction equations. It can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the Animal Action Subtraction lesson plan.
Preschool
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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“Subtract One” Strategy: Subtracting From Zeros Without Borrowing
“Subtract One” Strategy: Subtracting From Zeros Without Borrowing
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“Subtract One” Strategy: Subtracting From Zeros Without Borrowing
Many students cringe when they see a subtraction problem with multiple zeros. The “Subtract One” strategy in this lesson involves reducing the top number by one to turn the 0 digits into 9’s and then adding the one back in at the end.
3rd 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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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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All About Subtraction
All About Subtraction
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All About Subtraction
Use this engaging lesson plan to teach or review subtraction to your ELLs. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Mr. Alligator Can't Catch Me!** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
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Subtraction Masters
Subtraction Masters
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Subtraction Masters
Your students will be experts in subtraction with regrouping after this lesson that has them work as a class and individually to perfect their skills.
2nd grade
Math
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Subtraction Towers
Subtraction Towers
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Subtraction Towers
Help build your students subtraction skills by finding the unknown! This lesson will help your students understand the relationship between addition and subtraction, as students build towers to find unknown addends.
1st 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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It's Time to Celebrate the Chinese New Year!
It's Time to Celebrate the Chinese New Year!
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It's Time to Celebrate the Chinese New Year!
Celebrating the Chinese New Year is fun for family and friends! Use this lesson to teach your students some of the holiday's traditions and events as they practice solving word problems, which involve time and all four math operations.
3rd grade
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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Dots & Dots of Fact Families
Dots & Dots of Fact Families
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Dots & Dots of Fact Families
Get out the dominoes! This fun lesson help students visualize how addition and subtraction are related, all while building their fact family fluency.
1st grade
Math
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Subtraction Pictograph
Subtraction Pictograph
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Subtraction Pictograph
Subtraction can be learned and practiced through a pictograph! In this lesson, your students will become more comfortable with subtracting numbers.
2nd grade
Math
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