Unit 1, Lesson 6# Listening to Numbers - Subtraction

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 60 min(s)

Students will begin with a predetermined amount of cubes (counters or manipulatives) on a ten frame (no larger than 10). The students will listen to sounds as numbers and take away the number of sounds within the model representations. The students will use these models to help represent subtraction expressions. Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings1, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.