# What is subtraction

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Fruit Loops and Subtraction! If your students need a motivation for learning subtraction then this is what you need.

"Creativity is subtraction" by Austin Kleon: What does this mean? - "One, getting really good at creative work requires a lot of time and attention, and that means cutting a lot of fluff out of your life so that you have that extra time and attention. And two, creativity in our work is often a matter of what we choose to leave out, rather than leave in—what is unspoken vs. spoken, what isn’t shown vs. what is, etc." #Creativity

The Abacus: A History "Timeline of the Abacus" How did people keep track of numbers before pen and paper were widely available?How does addition and subtraction work if you don't have a handy written form for your numbers?Say you can't read or write, but you can count - how do you add, subtract, multiply, or divide large numbers?The answer to all these questions is . . . the abacus! What is an abacus?An abacus is a device used for addition and subtraction, and the related operations of…

Challenge your first and second grade math students with this FREE set of one dozen riddle cards for the numbers 1-120. This new set addresses early addition and subtraction, comparing numbers, place value, and basic coin knowledge, and is great as a supplement to 120 Riddles Set 1. What a fun way to review math vocabulary and skills while you also model inferring and drawing conclusions! http://primaryinspiration.blogspot.com/2017/01/120-new-math-riddles-and-sample-too.html

Subtraction Bowling- great for visual and kinesthetic learners, and to get the kids out of their seats and actually practicing/applying their knowledge

Using the ipads for subtraction! This app is called Number Pieces Basic and I downloaded it for free!

Break the Code is a fun way for students to practice addition and subtraction, as well as, answering questions. Students solve the equations and then use the code to figure out what the question is. Then, they answer the question, using complete sentences, proper conventions, and lots of creative thought.

Fidget spinners are the hot new toys and we are trying to make them m ore useful for us! So fidget spinner math is where it's at!

FREE DOWNLOAD - 2-Step Word ProblemsThis spring-themed freebie provides your students with timely practice on a difficult skill: two-step word problems! Students struggle with how to break down and understand what is required of them when trying to solve word problems.

This would work great as a class warm-up/bell work activity :) www.teachthis.com.au