Picture Subtraction Worksheets
How Using Pictures Can Help Learn to Subtract? There is a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words, and that does not only mean in literature. Pictures are a great learning method to make the students understand the concept of basic mathematics. Especially if you consider the arithmetic operations where everything is related to our daily lives. As a teacher, you want your students to understand the concept youâ€™re teaching them perfectly. However, to do so, you need to devise strategies that could enable them to understand the concepts perfectly. In hindsight, with pictures, you will be able to make the students visualize actual scenarios. Furthermore, the concept of mental math comes into the picture, which will not only improve the minds of the students but make them better in the concept.

Basic Lesson
Demonstrates subtraction by crossing out items. Start with 7 strawberries. Cross out 3 strawberries. How many strawberries do you have left?
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Intermediate Lesson
This lesson demonstrates subtraction through the use of a number line. Use the number line to find the answer. Start at the number 5, then count three numbers to the left.
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Independent Practice 1
Students cross out pictures to complete subtraction problems. The answers can be found below. There are 4 dinosaurs. Cross out 3 dinosaurs. How many dinosaurs are left?
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Independent Practice 2
Students refer to a number line to complete subtraction problems.
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Homework Worksheet
Reviews the skills within the unit and provides 8 practice problems.
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Skill Quiz
Incorporates picture subtraction and number line subtraction math problems to help assess the unit. Start with 9 pineapples. Cross out 2 pineapples. How many pineapples do you have left?
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Basic Lesson
Demonstrates a word problem mixed with a few visual cues. The shop has 80 printers. People buy 30. How many are left?
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Intermediate Lesson
This lesson demonstrates subtraction using larger numbers than the basic lesson. The shop has 75 paintings. People buy 30. How many are left?
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Independent Practice 1
Takes 4 scenarios and makes 5 practice out of each scenario. The answers can be found below.
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Homework Worksheet
Reviews the skills within the unit and provides 12 practice problems.
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Skill Quiz
10 visual subtraction math problems to help assess the unit. A math scoring matrix is included.
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Trust the Process...
Subtraction is the process of taking away,
finding the missing addend, finding the difference between 2 numbers or
a way to measure motion. It is the inverse operation of addition and as
such, addition can be used to check the answer. To subtract days from weeks:
If the subtrahend is more than the minuend do the following:
Subtract 1 from the original number of weeks. (Borrowing)
Increase the number of original days by 7. (Base 7)
Subtract the days.
Subtract the weeks.