Mastering basic subtraction facts requires efficient methods and strategies for student success. This means that students need a variety of engaging activities to develop reasoning strategies that make sense and work. By practicing these strategies, students work towards automatically knowing their subtraction math facts.

**When students become fluent in their facts, they are able to:**

*show flexibility in solving problems

*use appropriate strategies

*become efficient in solving problems

*show accuracy

In Unit 6 of the Math Made Fun Curriculum, students will be given a wide variety of opportunities and ways to solve simple math subtraction facts. ** Math becomes a game** when provided with 24 hands-on learning centers and over 60 pages of

**NO PREP**Practice Pages to help master basic subtraction facts up to 10. As students become proficient and confident in mastering these facts, they can move on to more complex math problems and procedures.

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## LET’S LOOK AT THE MATH CENTERS FOR UNIT 6 IN ACTION…

## Center Number 1:Fish Bowl Subtraction to 5

Flip a card. Solve the subtraction problem and cover a fish on your board. Continue until your board is full.

## Center Number 2: Kitty Cat Subtraction:

Flip a card. Solve the subtraction problem and cover a ball of yarn on your board. Continue until your board is full.

## Center Number 3: Ten Frame Subtraction within 5

Color (or use other manipulatives) to show the total number sentence on the ten frame. Write an X over the number of squares you subtract to solve. In this example, we used playdoh and squashed the number to subtract. This can be a GREAT way to create kinesthetic learning. Record your answers.

## Center Number 4: Subtraction Within 10

Use manipulatives to solve the subtraction problem. Write the answers with a dry erase marker on the card.

## Center Number 5: Cross-It-Off Subtraction

With a dry erase marker, cross off the number of objects to solve the subtraction problem.

## Center Number 6: Pumpkin Seed Subtraction

Count the number of seeds on the pumpkin. Subtract the number in the corner. Then find an equation to match.

## Center Number 7: Bowling Pin Subtraction

Count the number of bowling pins. Subtract the number in the corner.

Then find an equation to match.

## Center Number 8: Bubble Subtraction

Count the number of bubbles. Subtract the number in the corner.

Then find an equation to match.

## Center Number 9: Bead Subtraction

Count the number of beads. Subtract the number in the corner.

Then find an equation to match.

## Center Number 10: Donut Subtraction

Use the donut manipulatives and ten frame mat to solve the subtraction problem. Write the answer.

## Center Number 11: Domino Subtraction

Pick a domino. Subtract the smaller number of dots from the larger number of dots. Draw the dots and write the equation on the recording sheet.

## Center Number 12: Subtraction Houses

Use a dry erase marker (or other manipulatives) to cross off or cover the objects to solve the subtraction problem.

## Center Number 13: Decomposing Numbers

Use manipulatives to break up the numbers. Record the new number combinations on the recording sheet.

## Center Number 14: Popsicle Subtraction

Match up the subtraction problems with the correct answers. Then record the answers.

## Center Number 15: Subtraction Tic-Tac-Toe

Take turns with a friend solving the subtraction problems on the board. Each player uses a different color to write the answers. The first person to get three in a row wins.

## Center Number 16: Apples Count and Subtract

Count the number of apples. Then subtract the given number and record the answer.

## Center Number 17: Subtraction Puzzles

Solve the problem. Find a matching puzzle piece that shows the same subtraction problem. Record the subtraction equation.

## Center Number 18: Feed Me- True or False?

Flip a card. Decide if the equation is true or false and feed the correct laundry basket.

## Center Number 19: I Spy Subtraction Up to 5

Using a magnifying glass, find the subtraction facts in the picture. Solve the problems and record.

## Center Number 20: I Spy Subtraction Up to 10

Using a magnifying glass, find the subtraction facts in the picture. Solve the problems and record.

## Center Number 21: Word Problems Up to 5

Read the word problem. Use the dogs to build the problem on the five frame and solve.

## Center Number 22: Story Problems

Read the story. Use a dry erase maker to draw a picture in the space, write the equation, and show your work on the number line. There are 20 word problems for students to solve.

## Center Number 23: Write the Room (Subtraction Up to 5)

Find the cards around the room. Read the subtraction problem. Write the answer in the correct box.

## Center Number 24: Write the Room (Subtraction Up to 10)

Find the cards around the room. Read the subtraction problem. Cross out the donuts to subtract. Write the problem.

## THERE ARE 61 NO PREP PRACTICE PAGES INCLUDED IN UNIT 6

For each page, there is a grade level standard attached so you know EXACTLY what you are covering! You can feel confident that ALL the standards for Kindergarten are being covered!

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## HOW DO I ORGANIZE THE UNITS?

I chose to store the math centers in Sterilite bins, because they don’t take up too much space. It is a tight fit, but I find that they work nicely for me. However, if you choose, you could store the centers in a larger container as well. Within the bin, each math center is stored in a gallon sized ziplock baggie.

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