# Subtracting with 3's - Lesson for Kindergarten, Chapter - Fluency

In the "Subtracting with 3's" lesson, tailored for kindergarten-grade students, learners will embark on an engaging journey into the world of subtraction within the framework of counting and cardinality up to 20. This lesson, nestled within the Fluency chapter, is meticulously designed to solidify their foundational understanding of basic arithmetic, focusing on the concept of taking away quantities to find what remains.

Through activities such as the "Taking Away From 3 Worksheet," students will explore the practical application of subtraction by physically removing items from a set, allowing them to visually grasp the concept of subtraction. The "Subtracting 3 Worksheet" will further reinforce this skill by presenting problems that require subtracting the number 3 from various numbers, thereby enhancing their fluency in computational subtraction. Meanwhile, the "Matching 3-2 Worksheet" offers a creative way to solidify their understanding by matching subtraction problems to their correct answers, fostering both recall and application skills in a fun, engaging manner.

Understanding subtraction at this fundamental level is crucial for young learners, as it lays the groundwork for more complex mathematical concepts and operations they will encounter in later grades.

Estimated classroom time: 9 min
Chapter: Fluency
Unit: Counting and Cardinality up to 20
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1st
3:00 min
Taking Away From 3 Worksheet
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2nd
3:00 min
Subtracting 3 Worksheet
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3rd
3:00 min
Matching 3-2 Worksheet
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• ### Activity 1 / Taking Away From 3 Worksheet

As your students learn more about equations and math, they will need all the help they can get to make their leaning process easier. If your students are not very excited to solve some math problems, you can use this worksheet to show them how easy and fun the subject can really be. In the tracing sheet, there are three different equations. Help your kids count and solve each one, and then trace a line to the correct answer.

• ### Activity 2 / Subtracting 3 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 / Matching 3-2 Worksheet

Subitizing is the ability to instantly recognize how much of something there is without having to count. It’s an important skill for little learners to master to increase number sense. This worksheet takes subitizing just a step further with tasking your tiny mathematician with recognizing the number sentence 3-2=1. Simply look at the sets of counters with slashes to determine which depict the number sentence. Draw a line from the number sentence in the middle of the page to the correct images to complete this colorful page!