# Drawing it Out Subtraction - Lesson for Grade 1, Chapter - Word Problems Sums and Differences within 20

In the "Drawing it Out Subtraction" lesson, first-grade students embark on an engaging journey through the world of subtraction, focusing on word problems with sums and differences within 20. This lesson is a crucial part of the broader unit on Applications in Operations Within 100, designed to deepen students' understanding of mathematical operations and their practical applications.

Throughout this lesson, students will learn to visualize subtraction problems using fun and relatable contexts like fruits, vegetables, and gardens, making abstract concepts more concrete. Activities such as the Fruit and Veggies Subtraction Worksheet and the Garden Subtraction Worksheet encourage students to draw upon their everyday experiences, making learning both meaningful and enjoyable.

Moreover, the Subtracting with Base Blocks Worksheet introduces a hands-on approach, using base blocks as a physical representation of numbers. This not only aids in understanding the concept of subtraction but also enhances fine motor skills and spatial understanding.

The "Drawing it Out Addition and Subtraction" activity ties everything together, showing students how subtraction is interconnected with addition. This holistic approach reinforces their mathematical foundation, promoting critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Estimated classroom time: 13 min
Chapter: Word Problems Sums and Differences within 20
Unit: Applications in Operations Within 100
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1st
3:00 min
Fruit and Veggies Subtraction Worksheet
worksheet
2nd
3:00 min
Garden Subtraction Worksheet
worksheet
3rd
3:00 min
Subtracting with Base Blocks Worksheet
worksheet
4th
4:00 min
Drawing it Out Addition and Subtraction
Quiz
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• ### Activity 1 / Fruit and Veggies Subtraction Worksheet

We bring a visual strategy to help kids learn to subtract with this subtraction printable worksheet: fruits and veggies!
Kids gain a deeper understanding of the process of subtraction when they can use fun-filled pictures that help them count or take away to determine the correct answer!

• ### Activity 2 / Garden Subtraction Worksheet

Number sentences are difficult to solve if students don’t understand the underlying concept behind the addition and subtraction they complete. Help your kids make sense of the math they learn by offering this cute and colorful garden-themed subtraction worksheet! On each row, your child will find a row or two of vegetables that need to be counted. Read the number sentences, then count the total number of veggies for each problem. Take away ten for each, and count to see how many are left to find the answer!

• ### Activity 3 / Subtracting with Base Blocks Worksheet

Base ten blocks offer little mathematicians concrete ways to understand how place value works when it comes to subtracting. With this fun and easy-to-follow worksheet, they'll look at the subtraction problems and then use the blocks that are crossed out to help them solve the subtraction problems with accuracy. When they can see equations in representation, they'll be able to work on their automaticity with number reasoning as they come across larger numbers.

• ### Activity 4 / Drawing it Out Addition and Subtraction - Quiz

This quiz assesses students’ ability to use drawings to solve addition and subtraction word problems.