Teaching subtraction with children's books is not only a lot of fun, but it is also a great way to help children see some kid-friendly real world applications of subtraction... and add in a little reading too! Helping kids to find the difference between two numbers is only part of the task. Often, the harder part is helping kids turn a real world situation into a subtraction equation.
Great children's books do this in spades ...and entertain too! And subtraction picture books helps ensure lessons are well differentiated for the learning styles in your classroom. It's amazing to witness a child struggle and struggle with subtraction, and then suddenly 'get' it because of a few well-told stories. Just proves that kids do really learn best through stories.
We hope you enjoy this list and find books that will help you
in your subtraction lesson plans. Have fun browsing. And if we've left off a good one, let us know!
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Just as direct instruction and daily practice are important parts of teaching subtraction, so is helping children to 'see subtraction' in the real world. Even if that world is a fictional one (ie: a fictional math subtraction book), kids who can see the application of subtraction in a setting outside of their math worksheets will be better able to apply subtraction in a range of situations, even unfamiliar ones.
And, story problems make much more sense to kids who have been exposed to the books like the ones listed above. Kids who find subtraction story problems (or math in general) 'annoying' might just start to realize why all this subtraction learning is important after all. That's the wonder and power of good stories! :)
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