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Saturday, 8 March 2014

Subtraction Fun

Hi friends! I have had a HUGE week or two. My two beautiful babies had birthdays. I've been cake-baking, present-wrapping, house-cleaning and celebrating A. LOT. It was all lots of fun and nice to feel like we were  in a 'birthday week'! 

I have found little pockets of time to work on a few new resources and spring-clean a few favourites. I put a 'Subtraction Fun' pack together to help a special little friend who is having serious trouble understanding the concept of why we 'count back' when we subtract!


These recently revised 'Snake Count Back' cards were a great start for him, but I needed MORE!


There is nothing like interacting and manipulating resources to gain a great understanding of a concept, so I created some FUN 'printable interactives' to help students 'act-out' the subtraction process as they are completing their worksheet. These are perfect for students that are just BEGINNING to work on subtraction. There are no problems with numbers greater than ten.

Here we have 5 frogs on a log.


Students will fold down some frogs to find the answer.


I included an octopus to work with number 8.


And a bendy snake for number 6!




I made a little carrot patch sample for you to try! Just click on any of the images below to grab from google drive! 



The carrots and frogs are the trickiest to cut, and for very-new-learners, you may want to have them cut prior to your lesson. Grab one of those helpful parents at your classroom door and ask them to get them cut out for you, ready for your math lesson!


I was so happy to find time to get the March/April edition of 'Pinning Pages' complete and listed in my TpT store. I have received such lovely feedback and emails about students having a wonderful time pinning and it does make my heart happy! 


You can grab a free sample of a PLANT pinning page, by clicking on the image below! Pinning will help your students will fine motor control and its a very calming quiet activity as well!


If you do not know much about pinning, read a bit more on my blog post HERE!

Thank you for stopping by today friends, and please get ready for another SUPER SIZED blog hop in the next few days FULL of BRIGHT IDEAS from some of my favourite blogging friends! I have seen some of the topics that will be covered, and let me tell you, its going to be AMAZING!




11 comments:

Teaching in the Tongass said...

Those subtraction folding activities look AWESOME!!! If I taught a younger grade I would be all over that! I will have to share this post with some of my kinder and first colleagues!
-Jen

TheElementary MathManiac said...

Great ideas for beginning subtraction activities!

Great application for math! Enjoy your maternity leave!

Tara
The Math Maniac

TheElementary MathManiac said...

Great ideas for beginning subtraction activities!

Great application for math! Enjoy your maternity leave!

Tara
The Math Maniac

TheElementary MathManiac said...

Great ideas for beginning subtraction activities!

Great application for math! Enjoy your maternity leave!

Tara
The Math Maniac

Stephany Koujou said...

What an awesome idea! Thank you for sharing!

Greetings
Stephany

Love, Laughter and Learning in Prep! said...

Mel - I am IN LOVE with your subtraction activities!! Truly gorgeous and so effective for helping the kidlets to have a better understanding of 'taking away'. In my cart already. :)

Lauren
Love, Laughter and Learning in Prep!

Heidi Butkus said...

These are just great! I love the idea! I just shared it on my Facebook page; hope you get some traffic from it! I'm following you on Pinterest now, too. :)
Heidi

Mrs. Wheat said...
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Mrs. Wheat said...

Those carrots and frogs are to die for! I have so many little mini-wheats who need help with this skill. These will be perfect! Such a genius idea!

mkp said...

Thanks for sharing....love these.
MaryPrise

Curtis Butts said...

Almost every student like addition and subtraction activities. These activities very common used in math classrooms. cv personal statement sample