Hello Darlings! I noticed I have gotten a little lax (ok, like nonexistent) with my Singapore Sunday posts. I know not everyone uses Singapore Math, but the strategies are awesome and can be used along side any math program.
I wanted to share with you how we start off teaching subtraction with our kiddos. Singapore Math focuses on introducing kiddos to a concept with the pictorial stage and then progressing to algorithms from there. Kiddos gain a deep understanding of place value which allows them to understand why they must borrow or carry. In Singapore Math, this is called trading, because that is what you are doing. You are not actually "borrowing" because you don't give back what you borrowed...
If you do not teach Singapore Math and you have already taught your kiddos how to borrow while subtracting, then I would use the Place Value Discs for your struggling kiddos. You don't need the discs, I just have my kiddos draw circle and the value inside most of the time anyway It is a great way to take them back to the beginning to help them understand why they are crossing out numbers and so on. I hope this helps!
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Addition Model Drawing: Using the 8 Steps of Model Drawing (1 digit numbers)
Subtraction with Place Value Discs: subtraction with borrowing (Trading)
Subtraction Model Drawing: Using the 8 Steps of Model Drawing (one digit numbers)
Area Model of Multiplication: 2 digit by 1 digit and 2 digit by 2 digit multiplication
Multiplication Model Drawing: Using the 8 Steps of Model Drawing (1 digit by 1 digit)
Division Model Drawing: Using the 8 Steps of Model Drawing (1 digit numbers)
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