Savvy Subtraction Number Stories

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Savvy Subtraction Number Stories is full of word problems for finding differences! These tasks focus on math vocabulary “take away” and “minus” and helps children learn to solve subtraction problems on numberlines, ten frames, and by crossing out objects. Children will also practice writing subtraction equations to match each story problem. This pack includes materials for four separate one-time prep subtraction number story lessons, each with examples for modeling, group task cards, and an assessment.

This math pack aligns with Common Core math standards:

K.OA.1, K.OA.2, 1.OA.1, and 2.OA.1

Materials Included:

Take Away Subtraction Stories

Minus Sign Subtraction Stories

Numberline Subtraction Stories

Ten Frame Subtraction Stories

Extra Basic Subtraction Assessment

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.
Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.


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