Subtraction Finger Chart

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Subtraction Finger Chart
Math - Memory Work
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LevelPrimary
Age5+
PrerequisitesSubtraction With Bead Bars
Materials Subtraction Finger Chart
Subtraction Problem Slips
paper
pencil

This activity allows the child to work on memorization of subtraction facts.

Presentation

  1. Take the material to a mat or table.
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  2. Draw a problem slip and copy it to the paper.
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  3. Put your right finger on the red number for the first number in the problem. The left goes on the blue for the second number.
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  4. Slide the right finger down to the same row as the left finger.
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  5. Slide the left finger over to meet the right.
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  6. Open your fingers to reveal the answer.
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  7. Record the answer on the paper.
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Points of Interest

Control of Error

The child can check their work with the Subtraction Control Chart:
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Variations and Extensions

Material

Make You Own

Printables:

Subtraction Chart 2 pdf icon.jpg Subtraction Fact Slips pdf icon.jpg
Subtraction Finger Chart Subtraction Problem Slips

Where to Buy

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