Lesson Plan


An introduction of subtraction up to 10 with objects.
Rachel K.
Classroom teacher
Central City Elementary School
Huntington, WV
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My Grades 1
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

Students will be able to...
- 1.OA.5 Relate counting to addition and subtraction.
- 1.OA.6 Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten; decomposing a number leading to a ten; using the relationship between addition and subtraction; and creating equivalent but easier or known sums.

Grades 1
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1 Hook

Activity: Reading

I will introduce subtraction to my students by reading the book "The Action of Subtraction". This book presents a mathematical concept to children with both uproarious verse and witty illustrations.

2 Direct Instruction

3 Guided Practice

4 Independent Practice

5 Wrap-Up

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The students will use this website to complete activities at school or at home. The use of IXL will allow the students to practice their subtraction by completing drills. It will also allow for immediate feedback for parents to see the progress that their child has made.