We are working hard on refining our subtraction skills this spring (especially remember the difference between the +/- sign!). Before we bust out the number line as a subtraction strategy, I want to make sure they really understand that subtraction is taking away. I've put together some fun freebies for you as well!
My first freebie is a fun twist on using manipulatives to model subtraction! I'm sure you've seen some variation of subtraction bowling on Pinterest. I was so excited last year when I ran across this bunny jax set at Walmart! Oriental Trading also sells a mini-bunny bowling set, which you can check out here. (The Oriental Trading Set has 10 pins instead of 8; I included recording sheets for both numbers just in case). We'll be playing this fun game during math stations around Easter. Click on the picture for your freebie!
My next freebie comes from my Spring Easy Peasy Printables Pack and is great for reinforcing the steps to problem solving! We've been telling oral addition and subtraction stories, but most of my kinders can read pretty well by themselves now. Click on the picture for your subtraction story problem practice freebie!