Some kids struggle with the idea of subtraction. Man, I mean to tell you, I was one of them! Something about the idea of “take away” just always had me in tears, and I felt like I was never going to understand it.
Thankfully, I eventually master subtraction, but I have been careful that when it came time for my own children to learn it, I offered them lots of manipulatives. It changes the problems from black and white figures on a white background to objects that can be handled and moved. Often this action is enough to help children grasp a formerly indecipherable concept.
The free printable can be glued or taped inside a file folder to create an easy way to learn subtraction and regrouping!
Carrie is the owner & operator of Homeschool Giveaways. She has been homeschooling for over a decade and has successfully graduated her first homeschooler. She has two girls and works side by side at home with her awesome husband. She has been saved by grace, fails daily, but continues to strive toward the prize of the high calling of being a daughter of the Most High God.