# Logic and Early Math Lesson - Use Drawings to Help Solve, Subtraction Story Problems (#'s 1-5), Preschool

In the "Use Drawings to Help Solve" lesson, preschool students will dive into the captivating world of subtraction story problems with numbers 1-5. This lesson is an integral part of the Operations and Algebraic Thinking Within 5 unit, designed to introduce young learners to the foundational concepts of mathematics in a fun and engaging way. Through hands-on activities like the Car Shop Subtraction Worksheet and the What to Mail? Worksheet, students will learn how to visualize and solve subtraction problems by using drawings as a problem-solving tool.

Understanding subtraction and developing algebraic thinking from an early age is crucial for building a solid mathematical foundation. It enhances cognitive abilities, improves problem-solving skills, and fosters logical thinking. By learning to use drawings to solve subtraction problems, students not only grasp the concept of 'taking away' in a tangible manner but also begin to appreciate the power of visual aids in simplifying complex problems. This lesson is designed to spark curiosity, encourage creativity, and boost confidence in young learners as they embark on their mathematical journey.

Estimated classroom time: 6 min
Chapter: Subtraction Story Problems (#'s 1-5)
Unit: Operations and Algebraic Thinking Within 5
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1st
3:00 min
Car Shop Subtraction Worksheet
worksheet
2nd
3:00 min
What to Mail? Worksheet
worksheet
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• ### Activity 1 / Car Shop Subtraction Worksheet

Addition and subtraction of numbers should not be too difficult for your kids as long as you give them enough exercises to practice with, and also guide them through carefully. In this worksheet, there are two simple equations. Ask your kids to study the picture and read the short word problems aloud. Then, help them solve the problems and then find and check the correct answer from the options provided.

• ### Activity 2 / What to Mail? Worksheet

Do your kids know what postmen do? These professionals deliver mail from the post office to everybody these letters are addressed to. Word problems are a kind of mathematical problems which is represented in sentence form. This means that there is an equation that needs to be deciphered from within that sentence. In this worksheet, your kids will need to examine the picture and carefully read the word problem, then figure out the correct answers to each question.