Cafeteria Subtracting Strategy
Make subtracting a breeze using this strategy to avoid regrouping or borrowing.
Some students just get confused and lost when you leave the concrete and move to the abstract with numbers. So find a way to keep it concrete…at least in their mind. Negative numbers sound daunting, but this will show you how simple it can be!
I have included an explanation page printable to use in an interactive notebook if needed as well as several examples going to thousands to show how to use this method at any subtraction level. It will be new for your as well, so give it some time and practice yourself. You will be amazed at how this gets many struggling math students over this difficult concept
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