# Subtracting with 1's - Lesson for Kindergarten, Chapter - Fluency

In the "Subtracting with 1's" lesson, designed for Kindergarten students as part of the "Counting and Cardinality up to 20" unit within the Fluency chapter, young learners will embark on an engaging journey to master the concept of subtracting one from a given number. This lesson is pivotal as it lays the foundational skills necessary for understanding subtraction, a fundamental arithmetic operation.

Through activities such as "Community Helpers: 1 less Worksheet," "Community Helpers, One-by-One Worksheet," and "Community Places: 1 Less Worksheet," students will not only practice subtracting one from various numbers up to 20 but also connect these mathematical concepts to the real world. These worksheets are specifically designed to incorporate community helpers and places, making the learning process relatable and stimulating for young minds.

Understanding how to subtract with 1's is crucial for students as it enhances their numerical fluency, boosts their confidence in performing basic arithmetic operations, and prepares them for more complex mathematical challenges ahead. This skill also improves their problem-solving abilities, enabling them to approach everyday situations that involve subtraction with ease and confidence. Engaging with community-themed worksheets further enriches their learning, providing a meaningful context that fosters both mathematical understanding and social awareness.

Estimated classroom time: 9 min
Chapter: Fluency
Unit: Counting and Cardinality up to 20
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Community Helpers: 1 less Worksheet
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2nd
3:00 min
Community Helpers, One-by-One Worksheet
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3rd
3:00 min
Community Places: 1 Less Worksheet
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• ### Activity 1 / Community Helpers: 1 less Worksheet

What are some of the things that people do around the community which help the community? Can your child tell you the answer to that? Your community has a lot of people, buildings, and places, so it is only right that there be people who make sure there is order in all these places. Look at this worksheet with your kids and ask them to identify the different community helpers shown, and then match the community helpers to the places where they work by drawing a line to finish the number sentence.

• ### Activity 2 / Community Helpers, One-by-One Worksheet

Your community has a lot of people, buildings, and places, so it is only right that there be people who make sure there is order in all these places. It is very important that these people do their jobs, and also important that we as citizens do our part in pitching in to help. This simple worksheet will show your kids some of the community helpers. Help them finish the number sentences by checking the box with the correct answer.

• ### Activity 3 / Community Places: 1 Less Worksheet

In a community, there are many different people, places, and buildings. A lot of these people are professionals and they have jobs which they do specifically. Ask your students if they can tell you some of the places in the community, and what kind of people work in those places. In this worksheet, your kindergartners will be finding their way home from school, and going past a lot of different places. Help them draw a line through all the correct number sentences.