Reflection: Relevance Same As Subtraction 6, 7, 8 - Section 4: Independent Practice


I provided the kids with vertical flash cards to cut and paste because it is important for kinders to be familiar with both orientations. Once the kids get into first grade, most of the equations they see will be vertical rather than horizontal. Providing them with both horizontal and vertical orientations is a challenge for the kids because they are concrete thinkers. When I first presented the equations in a vertical format, they weren't sure what they were supposed to do. I told them they are done exactly the same way as the horizontal problems except you write the solution under the problem instead of the side of it. They did fine with the change, but several still wrote the solution to the side of the equation!

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Same As Subtraction 6, 7, 8

Unit 11: Same As
Lesson 8 of 9

Objective: SWBAT identify equations with like differences by solving subtractions and gluing them in the correct difference column.

Big Idea: Kinders grasp addition quickly while subtraction is a little more challenging so taking in slowly is most beneficial. This series of lessons build on each other to maximize learning opportunities.

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