# Subtracting with 4's - Lesson for Kindergarten, Chapter - Fluency

In the lesson "Subtracting with 4's," kindergarteners embark on an exciting mathematical journey within the Fluency chapter of the Counting and Cardinality up to 20 unit. This lesson is meticulously designed to equip students with the foundational skills of subtraction by focusing on the number 4. Through engaging activities such as the Fabulous Fours Worksheet, Taking Away from 4 Worksheet, and Matching 4 – 3 Worksheet, students will learn how to subtract numbers from 4 in a variety of contexts.

Understanding subtraction at this fundamental level is crucial for several reasons. Firstly, it sets the groundwork for more complex mathematical concepts and operations that students will encounter in their academic journey. Mastery of subtracting with 4's enhances their numerical fluency, enabling them to perform basic calculations with confidence and ease. Additionally, it fosters problem-solving skills and logical thinking, as students learn to apply subtraction in practical scenarios. By nurturing these skills early on, this lesson not only contributes to their mathematical proficiency but also to their overall cognitive development. Engaging in these activities, students will not only learn an essential mathematical operation but will also appreciate its importance in their daily lives and future learning.

Estimated classroom time: 9 min
Chapter: Fluency
Unit: Counting and Cardinality up to 20
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1st
3:00 min
Fabulous Fours Worksheet
worksheet
2nd
3:00 min
Taking Away from 4 Worksheet
worksheet
3rd
3:00 min
Matching 4 – 3 Worksheet
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• ### Activity 1 / Fabulous Fours Worksheet

Before your children can go on to more complicated math theories and equations, they must first master the simpler ones like addition and subtraction of numbers. Use fun exercises and simple tests to see how well your kids understand math, and also help them get better at solving equations. In this worksheet, there are six different pictures. Help your kids count the objects in each picture, and then trace a line to all of the pictures that show the equation 3-2.