# Act Out and Subtract - Lesson for Preschool, Chapter - Subtraction Story Problems (#'s 1-5)

In the "Act Out and Subtract" lesson, preschool students embark on an engaging journey into the world of subtraction story problems, focusing on numbers 1 through 5 within the unit of Operations and Algebraic Thinking Within 5. This lesson is crafted to introduce young learners to the foundational concept of subtraction in a fun and interactive way, laying the groundwork for their future mathematical understanding and skills.

Students will delve into two captivating activities: the "Leaf Subtraction Stories Worksheet" and the "Birthday Party Subtraction Worksheet. " Through the Leaf Subtraction Stories, children will explore the natural world around them, using leaves as tangible tools to visualize and solve subtraction problems, enhancing their connection to the environment while learning. The Birthday Party Subtraction Worksheet transports students into a familiar and exciting scenario - a birthday party - where they will use real-life contexts to understand how subtraction operates in everyday situations.

Learning subtraction through story problems is crucial at this developmental stage as it helps students to see mathematics as an integral part of their daily lives, boosting their problem-solving skills, enhancing their ability to think critically, and fostering a positive attitude towards learning mathematics.

Estimated classroom time: 6 min
Chapter: Subtraction Story Problems (#'s 1-5)
Unit: Operations and Algebraic Thinking Within 5
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1st
3:00 min
Leaf Subtraction Stories Worksheet
worksheet
2nd
3:00 min
Birthday Party Subtraction Worksheet
worksheet
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• ### Activity 1 / Leaf Subtraction Stories Worksheet

To get your kids to be experts at subtraction and addition, you must help them as much as you can with fun exercise and simple math problems. This worksheet uses leaf subtraction problems to help your kids practice their math skills, and also to help you test your child. There are three simple equations in the picture. Look at the problems with your kids, and help them solve the problems, and then check the answer.

• ### Activity 2 / Birthday Party Subtraction Worksheet

Who doesn’t love birthday parties, right? If your kids especially love all of the fun activities that happen in a birthday party and the delicious treats, then they would be excited about this math problem. In this worksheet, there is a fun party going on. The aim of the exercise is to help your kids learn more maths with the help of an activity they love. Ask your kids to look at the pictures, solve the problems, and then check the box that matches.