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๐ŸฆƒThanksgiving ๐ŸŒฝInspired DIY Simple โž– Subtraction Math Lesson

This Thanksgiving Inspired DIY lesson on Subtraction uses materials you probably have at home. (Please note that this lesson should be presented to a child who already understands the concept of numerals at least till ten and the concept of addition; see the links below.)

DSC_0055There are different ways you can explain the mathematical operation of "subtraction" to a child -  the process of taking away/removing objects from a collection: a ๐Ÿฆƒ hen/turkey ate the kernels (thus the difference is less by what the turkey ate) or a child can use fine and gross motor control to punch out holes/kernels we are subtracting or to cut the subtrahend kernels. 

  
DSC_0055 Hands-on subtracting (taking away 6) by hole-punching 6 kernels. 

DSC_0043  The 1st number (from which we are subtracting from) is called a minuend, while the number being subtracted (2nd number) is called the subtrahendThe result is called the difference.
DSC_0055Subtracting/taking away can also be presented by cutting, thus resulting with less of something.
DSC_0055Once the equation is solved, a child would choose the correct difference/result of the subtraction from number stickers.

See here a ๐ŸŽฅ video- post "Beginning โž– Subtraction (Montessori ๐Ÿ”ข Math ๐ŸŽฅLesson)." For Addition Math work, see here "Montessori Math Simple โž• Addition using Marble-Counters" and here a ๐ŸŽฅ video-post "โž•Addition Strip Board (Montessori ๐Ÿ”ข Math ๐ŸŽฅ Lesson)." Also see here an extension to Montessori Strip Board: "โž•Addition Strip Board Making ๐Ÿ”Ÿโ€™s (Montessori ๐Ÿ”ข Math ๐ŸŽฅ Lesson)."

For more on themed unit studies, see here a summary post for the month of November "๐ŸฆƒThanksgiving Inspired Homeschooling 101 Unit Study" and here a summary post with all activities we have done during the month of๐Ÿ‚September and๐ŸŽƒOctober in a post "๐Ÿ‚Fall & ๐ŸŽƒHalloween Inspired Homeschooling 101 Unit Study." Also here see what we did in 2016 "๐ŸฆƒThanksgiving-inspired activities (2016). "

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