Apple Tree Subtraction benefits students across the classroom by minimizing the confusion many students face in knowing when or when not to regroup. This resource creates an analogy for students helping the regrouping process to simply "make sense". The number above (in the tree's crown) represents the number of apples I have available to eat, and the number below represents the number of apples I would like to eat. Put to the tune of "Skip to the Lou", the following jingle reinforces the need to pay attention to the numbers before subtracting. "How many apples are on my tree? How many apples do I want to eat? Are there apples enough for me? If not, I'll borrow."
I can attest from my own experience that this tool has led to amazing results in my own students' understanding and performance, especially with those who often struggled with knowing when regrouping was necessary.
Download my preview file to see a sampling of the successful tools that are included in this resource.
Included in this package:
-Apple Tree Subtraction Worksheets
*Without Regrouping (5)
*Borrowing from the Tens (5)
*Two Digits Borrowing (5)
*Subtracting Across Zeros (5)
*Mixed Subtraction (5)
*Blank Apple Tree Worksheet (1)
-Remediation Plan with Forms
-Certificate of Completion
I have seen amazing results through its use in my own classroom and believe in your students' success with it as well. I look forward to sharing in the joy of your success stories with you.
Apple Tree Subtraction
by Faye Adams
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License