How do we make addition and subtraction less algorithmic and more beautiful? Reading and writing stories celebrating the numbers themselves.
This story is about decomposing numbers, and provides a visual demonstration of subtraction. The story is also an AABBCC poem with a particular meter.
Hear my reading of it here: https://youtu.be/bxbhrioHokk?t=29
After reading or presenting the story, consider having students create their own story visually demonstrating addition or subtraction.
Feel free to edit by opening the .pptx file in Google Docs.