How can this possibly be? Because it's over 75 pages long!
This massively documented booklet includes EVERYTHING, including:
• Why you should model subtraction beyond "SOAR"
* What are the essential properties of subtraction your students should know.
• Neurologic evidence why subtraction makes your brain hurt.
• Plain talk about how to get your students to stop counting back on their fingers.
• Games and puzzles to help your students master different subtraction strategies.
• Those practice worksheets you are using? They're terrible. Here's how to make them better....
• Those "Mad Minutes" you're using for assessment? They're not telling you anything; here's how to get useful information from your assessment without spending a dime.
• Why you MUST stop use of the word "borrowing!"
• How is it possible to subtract 3 dogs from 8 cats?
• An easy hack that will rid you of the need to "regroup over zeroes."
• Scaffolding and remediation techniques.
• Games & Puzzles
• Clipart of diverse characters inspired by my endless rides on the NYC subway system!
• Hunter S. Thompson reference.
This is a treasure trove of information that you need to up your game to become the greatest teacher of subtraction who ever lived. Your students will come to understand subtraction with greater depth than you ever thought. Whether you are teacher looking to improve your practice or a TpT seller looking for ideas, this is an essential guide to truly understanding what subtraction is all about.
"It's a fantastic piece of work; every teacher, parent and concerned educator should own it." ~ SamizdatMath's mother
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