Reflection: Solving Subtraction Number Stories- In Space - Section 2: Presentation of Lesson


I start this lesson out very basic similar to how we started with addition.  I want the students to develop a conceptual understanding of subtraction and not get confused by the similarities and differences in the symbols used in addition and subtraction equations.  I found that after the first few problems most students felt very successful after today's lesson.  My observations showed that almost every student was able to solve the problems easily.  Going into the next few lessons with this feeling of confidence and ability to succeed will make learning subtraction easier and more enjoyable for the students.

  Starting With the Basics
  Starting With the Basics
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Solving Subtraction Number Stories- In Space

Unit 7: Subtraction
Lesson 2 of 19

Objective: Students will be able to solve subtraction word problems using objects.

Big Idea: When introducing subtraction, students can become easily overwhelmed with numbers and symbols. In this lesson, students will learn using cubes to solve subtraction word problems about space.

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