Includes worksheets that accompany the picture book, "Ten Sly Piranhas," a delightful book that demonstrates why the words minus or subtract mean one or more of something is gone. The subtraction activities focus on the number 10 and its various combinations.
Teaching math is so much more than just teaching how numbers "add up." I think it is important that children understand how numbers relate to the 'real world." Using picture books as an explanation of working numbers is one of the better ways I've found to help my students relate to the world waiting for them. Picture books are fun, interesting, and ever engaging.
I believe that for almost every difficult concept, there is a picture book to help point the way. "Ten Sly Piranhas" is one such book. It's a great book for counting back,subtraction, and for introducing and/or reinforcing the many facets of the number "ten." I created these activities and worksheets to accompany a terrific lesson from Marilyn Burns and Stephanie Sheffield's "Math and Literature (K-1)."
Each subtraction problem includes a "10-strip" of piranhas as well as a reversed addition problem. Two advanced worksheets (labeled "A-1 and A-2") are included for your more advanced mathematicians.