subtract with 5 green frogs and 10 little presents
Subtraction in action on Santa’s sled
How many presents did he drop?
How many are left?
I can subtract using concrete objects and fun songs!
-manipulatives – if you don’t have actual frogs or gifts, use cubes
First read the familiar book or song: 5 green and speckled frogs
Then when you want to subtract 10 items you keep the beet for the little song I made.
-then you can practice using kids to pretend they are frogs to model subtraction.
Then you can have them pretend to be little gifts when you are ready to subtract from 10
-model finding the answer 3 different ways using 3 different tools
-equation, number line, table
-you can laminate to use at centers