Introduction to lesson:
This lesson will introduce your students to subtraction facts with minuends greater than 10. No need to memorize the 45 hardest subtraction facts, learn to apply one simple concept to all subtraction facts with minuend greater than 10. You may even wish to consider exploring subtraction facts with minuends greater than 10 in other number bases and see how the same conceptual ideas hold true in all number base numeration systems.
Materials included in this lesson:
1. A PowerPoint lesson containing 4 different activities to keep students involved in the lesson while they learn subtraction facts with minuends greater than 10. This will give you freedom to walk around the classroom to observe student understanding while presenting the lesson. Be sure to run through the PowerPoint several times before using it in the classroom so you understand what is coming next with each click.
2. An activities worksheet to go along with each section of the PowerPoint. This will meet the needs of the kinesthetic learners, allow you to observe student participation in the lesson, and give students a reference for when they complete their homework.
3. A homework assignment geared to help students master the concept, not be overwhelmed with a large number of problems or copying each problem before applying the concept.
4. A note to parents to help them understand the reasons behind the lesson, what the lesson is on, and the expectations of the student. Remember, keeping the parents on board is crucial to enhancing students’ learning experience.