Subtraction in the Garden Subtraction Activity

How to teach Subtraction

Using Subtraction in the Garden Subtraction Activity, students read and solve subtraction sentences by picking vegetables in the garden!

Having fact fluency will help your students as they increase their math skills. This activity will help your students to build their subtraction fact fluency.

Select a subtraction sentence card. Use the vegetable manipulative that matches the one on the card. Example: 5 – 4 = _____. Plant 5 carrots on the garden mat. Then, take away 4 carrots by ‘picking’ them out of the garden. To solve, count how many are left in the garden. When you are finished performing the subtraction sentence, record the problem and answer on the worksheet provided.

Other resources to use with this Subtraction in the Garden Subtraction Activity

If you are using this activity, your students are probably learning about subtraction.

Use this Missing Addition and Subtraction Activity as an additional resource for your students.

Introduce this activity by reviewing the Subtraction Facts. Next, students share strategies to solve subtraction problems. Then, students complete activity independently or with a partner. Finally, they continue their practice with the provided worksheet. Once finished, challenge students write their own word problem based on the equations from the activity.

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