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Subtraction Strategies

Here's a short video that shows several strategies for parents to explore with their children when learning subtraction.
on March 18, 2014
 

Subtraction can be a very tricky concept for young children to understand. Addition seems to come naturally to children, but subtraction is more abstract and confusing. It's very important for young learners to see the connection between addition and subtraction to have a real understanding of the concept. The video below details several strategies for parents to explore with their children when learning subtraction. These concepts are based more on number sense and place value than the traditional algorithm. Exploring different strategies can really help students as young as those in first grade to understand the subtraction process and not just memorize the steps.

 

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