# Subtracting with 2's - Lesson for Kindergarten, Chapter - Fluency

In this engaging lesson, "Subtracting with 2's," designed for Kindergarten students under the Fluency chapter of the Counting and Cardinality up to 20 unit, young learners will embark on a mathematical adventure that fosters their subtracting skills. Through a series of fun and interactive activities such as Twos at the Zoo Worksheet, Subtracting Twos Worksheet, Find Two at the Zoo Worksheet, and Equations: Subtracting 1 and 2, students will explore the concept of subtraction by focusing on subtracting the number 2 from various numbers up to 20.

Understanding the process of subtraction is a fundamental mathematical skill. It forms the basis for more complex mathematical operations that students will encounter in their academic journey. By concentrating on subtracting with 2's, kindergarteners will develop a strong understanding of basic arithmetic, enhance their problem-solving skills, and improve their numerical fluency. This lesson is particularly important as it helps young learners to grasp the concept of taking away, which is essential for their future success in mathematics. By making learning fun and accessible, students will build confidence in their ability to perform basic arithmetic operations, setting a solid foundation for their continued educational growth.

Estimated classroom time: 13 min
Chapter: Fluency
Unit: Counting and Cardinality up to 20
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1st
3:00 min
Twos at the Zoo Worksheet
worksheet
2nd
3:00 min
Subtracting Twos Worksheet
worksheet
3rd
3:00 min
Find Two at the Zoo Worksheet
worksheet
4th
4:00 min
Equations: Subtracting 1 and 2
Quiz
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• ### Activity 1 / Twos at the Zoo Worksheet

There are many fun things to do at the zoo, but of course, the major thing you and your kids will go to the zoo to do is to see all the different animals. First, ask your kids if they can name their favorite animals at the zoo, and then ask them to identify the animals in this printout. Now, count the animals in each group together with your kids, and then solve the simple equations. Help your kids trace a line to the correct answer.

• ### Activity 2 / Subtracting Twos Worksheet

Subtraction and addition in math is one of the first things your kids will have to deal with. Of course, they would rather play or watch some television, but you must help your kids understand the importance of math. By making the subject seem fun and enjoyable, you might get your kids more interested in learning. In this worksheet, there are three different equations. Help your children underline the number sentence that matches the picture.

• ### Activity 3 / Find Two at the Zoo Worksheet

Help your kids get over whatever fears they might have of math and subtracting numbers with this traceable PDF. Before beginning this worksheet, you might first ask your kids if they can identify the animals in the picture. There are 6 groups of animals in this tracing sheet. First, help your kids count the animals in each group. Then, trace a line to all of the pictures that show the equation 5-2.

• ### Activity 4 / Equations: Subtracting 1 and 2 - Quiz

This quiz assesses students’ ability to solve equations by subtracting 1 and 2.