## Subtracting Numbers with Figures

#### Aligned To Common Core Standard:

**Grade 1 Operations** - Related to 1.OA.4

Learning to Subtract with Images - Ever wondered why toddlers or little kids are taught counting and alphabets using images and pictures? Or why they are shown real objects to make them learn the name of it? Visuals and graphics play an important in making an impact on the mind. They help in learning the concepts quicker and stays longer in mind. Subtraction is a mathematical operation that most kids face difficulty with because let's say it; it is a bit different as compared to addition. But all you need to do is learn a few tricks, and you are there. One of the best things that will help you learn subtraction is learning it through images. Work on worksheets, make images or drawings, and then count on them as per the subtraction problem. The key is to visualize subtraction and make your mind work on it. For example, you have 7-3. You can help kids understand this problem by showing them visually how they can take away 3 from a group of objects having 7 items in it or how they can draw 7 lines or any image, say little butterflies and take away 3 from them to get the answer. These worksheets feature problems that have you find the difference in value by using images and figures solely.

### Printable Worksheets And Lessons

- Bye, Bye Happy! Lesson- We find this line method to work best with students. Make sure they cross out on both sides of the symbol.
- Monster Guided Lesson - Turtles, apples, and just plain dots to differ between.
- To 20 Guided Lesson Explanation - We describe an overall strategy, at first. Each problem is then outlined with that strategy.
- Vertical Figures Worksheet - Remember to cross out as you go.
- Horizontal Figures Worksheet- Students have a more difficult time with objects in this orientation.

#### More Practice Sheets

You will find a wide variety of formats. Answer keys are attached with them.

- Organized Stars to 10 - Subtraction is basically removing a number of things from a starting number.
- Paint Palettes - Use the figures to help you solve the subtraction problems.
- Chaotic Boxes - Count all of the objects that appear to the left of the subtraction symbol (-).
- Structured Dots - Write that number on the line below the objects.
- Structured Stars - Count all of the objects that appear to the right of the subtraction symbol (-).
- Horizontal Happy Faces - Cross out all of the objects that appear to the right of the subtraction symbol (-).
- Horizontal Hearts - Cross out the same number of objects that appear to the right of the subtraction symbol (-).
- Overloaded Checkers - Count the number of objects that are not crossed out on the left side. Write that number on the line after the equals symbol (=).