About Early Subtraction Mental Routine Lesson Plans:
This package gives the questions and lesson plans for six mental routines that will help you build your students’ ability with subtraction strategies. Central to this process is helping students to acquire and use the language of subtraction and the package offers a word-wall that will help in this respect.
The mental routine will enable you to observe:
- who is participating and who is not
- what strategies the students are using
- how confident students are with the strategies.
The material is also set within the context of an inquiry that will enable the teacher to show where the students started from and where they have reached in their exploration of subtraction.
The download for this product is a .zip compressed folder that contains 2 files.
When decompressed, the folder contains a .pdf file describing the 6 mental routines..
The Lesson Plan file is accompanied by Teacher Slides for use during the mental routines.
This download is intended for personal use and should not be shared with other teachers.
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We need to develop flexibility as well as fluency with subtraction and that starts in the early years. The strategy lessons form the first part of a series that gives a comprehensive coverage of this topic.
Multiplicative thinking has been shown to be a crucial part in the development of numeracy. The mental routines form an ideal introduction to a strategy or problematized situation lesson on this multiplicative thinking.
There are 10 problematized situations, each on a separate slide, that can be displayed or printed for use by the students. The Lesson Plan gives a framework that can be used with any or all of the problematized situations. We have also included Anchor Charts for the follow-up lesson.
Multiplicative thinking has been shown to be a crucial part in the development of numeracy. The word problems help students explore and discuss strategies by completing a 4-frame poster to show different routes to the solution.
There are 9 number talk slides, that can be displayed or printed for use by the students. After a few number talk sessions, the students should be encouraged to make their own slides.
The role that games play in the conceptual understanding of and fluency with subtraction is not to be underestimated. The games presented here allow students to:
- have fun practice (repetition) of counting back,
- become familiar with recording on numbered pathway games and empty number lines,
- begin to just know or predict the answer to a count-back 1, 2 or 3.