Subtraction With Number Rods

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Subtraction With Number Rods
Math - Memory Work
Sub with rods 9.JPG
Age4 - 5
Materialsnumber rods
numeral cards 1-10
red rod #5

Look, I think we should all just admit that this material is not great for teaching subtraction. Teach the concept some other way. This is just confusing.


  1. step one
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  2. step two
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  3. step three
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  4. step four
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  5. step five
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  6. step six
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  7. step seven
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  8. step eight
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  9. step nine
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Points of Interest

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions


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