# Writing Equations Subtraction - Lesson for Grade 1, Chapter - Word Problems Sums and Differences within 20

In the "Writing Equations Subtraction" lesson, first-grade students will embark on an exciting journey to understand how to construct and solve subtraction equations within the context of real-life scenarios. Through engaging activities such as "Subtract by Selling Lemonade with Sabrina," "Subtracting: Groceries with Georgio," and "Subtracting Toys with Tyler," students will learn to apply their knowledge of subtraction in various situations, ranging from running a lemonade stand to managing groceries and dealing with toys.

This lesson is crucial for several reasons. Firstly, it helps students transition from concrete to abstract mathematical thinking, enabling them to represent real-world problems with equations. This skill is fundamental in building a strong foundation for more complex mathematical concepts in the future. Secondly, by integrating subtraction problems within daily activities, students will see the relevance of mathematics in their everyday lives, enhancing their interest and engagement in the subject. Lastly, mastering subtraction and equation writing within the 20 range prepares students for more advanced operations within 100, setting the stage for their continued success in mathematics. Through this lesson, students will gain confidence in their problem-solving abilities and develop a deeper understanding of the practical applications of subtraction.

Estimated classroom time: 9 min
Chapter: Word Problems Sums and Differences within 20
Unit: Applications in Operations Within 100
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1st
3:00 min
Subtract by Selling Lemonade with Sabrina Worksheet
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2nd
3:00 min
Subtracting: Groceries with Georgio Worksheet
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3rd
3:00 min
Subtracting Toys with Tyler Worksheet
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• ### Activity 1 / Subtract by Selling Lemonade with Sabrina Worksheet

What child doesn't love operating a lemonade stand? With this bright and cheery worksheet, they'll help their new friend Sabrina as she sells delicious lemonades. They won't even know they're working on building basic subtraction skills as they look at each picture and then use the traceable lines to connect the images to the correct subtraction equations. The downloadable PDF is a fun and easy way to reinforce basic computation with success.

• ### Activity 2 / Subtracting: Groceries with Georgio Worksheet

This bright and cheery worksheet will have your children excited to help their new friend Georgio as he takes care of grocery orders. Using colorful pictures to offer them the opportunity to use one-to-one representation so they can count and take away, this free PDF will have them successful with basic subtraction equations. They won't even know they're learning as they intuitively use the marked-out images to choose which subtraction equation matches the correct picture.

• ### Activity 3 / Subtracting Toys with Tyler Worksheet

This colorful worksheet lets your children do what they do best: count and play with toys! Using cheery images of cars and busses, your math star will help their new friend Tyler as he decides what toy cars he wants to donate to children in need. With the one-to-one representation offered in the fun imagery, they'll be able to successfully choose the subtraction equation that matches the pictures, all the while building their computational skill and accuracy.