Scoop and Subtract: Taking Away Subtraction Activity

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Research and Play
Grade Levels
PreK - K
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"Grab" your students' attention with this fun way to practice taking away and subtraction! Use any kind of objects for your students to scoop up, place on the Take Away Mat, then take away as many as they want. They will love playing this over and over!

This resource includes:

Take Away Mat for making a group of objects, then taking some away

Recording Sheet for writing subtraction sentences using the two amounts students scooped and took away

Here are some materials you can give your students to scoop:






-Pattern blocks

-Mini erasers


-Anything small from your Counting Collections !

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Want more scoop activities? Check out these:

Scoop and Sort: Tens and Ones

Scoop and Add: Joining Groups

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Total Pages
4 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.
Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.


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