Within this product, you will find the items I use to teach subtraction on the number line. In the student activity, students will be rolling numbers for the equations; this helps the practice to feel more like a ‘game’ rather than just worksheet practice.
To be sure my students are ready for this lesson, I first teach a few other things:
-other strategies (cubes, fingers, counting on, communitive property, etc) for addition and subtraction to build conceptual understanding
-a lesson that introduces the number line; in that lesson, students share noticings about the number line and have an opportunity to create their own number line:
**I laminate that number line, or take another laminated number line for students to use during the guided practice part of the lesson that is included in this product.**
-Prior to this lesson, I introduce addition on the number line:
After this lesson, we put it all together to work with both addition and subtraction on the number line. I want to be sure students have conceptual understanding of each skill before combining that work.
For the lessons that lead up to this lesson, or for lessons that follow, please see my store or contact me.
Included in this product:
Suggested lesson outline
Vocabulary cards to match lesson
Student activity sheets (2 options)
Number card sets, in case you don’t have number cubes or dice
However you use this ‘Subtraction on the Number Line’ lesson/activity set, I genuinely hope that you find these materials helpful in your classroom!
Happy teaching & happy learning.