Using Fingers to Solve Subtraction Story Problems - Lesson for Kindergarten, Chapter - Addition and Subtraction Story Problems

In the lesson "Using Fingers to Solve Subtraction Story Problems," Kindergarten students will embark on an engaging journey to enhance their subtraction skills in the context of real-life scenarios. This lesson, situated within the "Addition and Subtraction Story Problems" chapter, is designed to solidify their understanding of numbers up to 20 through practical application. By utilizing their fingers as physical tools, students will learn to visually and kinesthetically subtract quantities, making abstract concepts more concrete and understandable.

The lesson includes captivating activities like the "Duckling Subtraction Worksheet" and the "Hungry Rabbit Subtraction Worksheet," where students will solve subtraction story problems involving playful animals. These activities not only make learning fun but also help students to connect mathematical principles with everyday situations, enhancing their problem-solving abilities.

Understanding how to solve subtraction story problems is crucial for young learners, as it lays a foundational understanding of basic arithmetic operations. This skill is not only essential for their academic journey in mathematics but also invaluable for daily life, enabling them to think critically and solve problems effectively. Through this lesson, students will gain confidence in their subtraction abilities, setting a strong foundation for future mathematical learning.

Estimated classroom time: 6 min
Chapter: Addition and Subtraction Story Problems
Unit: Additional Practice with Numbers up to 20
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1st
3:00 min
Duckling Subtraction Worksheet
worksheet
2nd
3:00 min
Hungry Rabbit Subtraction Worksheet
worksheet
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• Activity 1 / Duckling Subtraction 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. There are two questions in this picture. Use the pictures to help your students subtract with their fingers. Ask them to check the box with the correct answer.

• Activity 2 / Hungry Rabbit Subtraction Worksheet

Subtractions might have your kids getting all worked up in school. They probably don’t look forward to the lesson time, and might be a bit behind their peers if they dislike the topic so much. Teach your kids that they do not have to be scared of, or dislike mathematics and subtraction. Use this simple worksheet to do just that. In the picture, read the word problem to your kids. Now, help them use their fingers to subtract the figures, and then trace the line to the hands that show the right fingers.