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Subtraction Finger Chart
Math - Memory Work
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Level Primary
Age 5+
Prerequisites Subtraction With Bead Bars
Materials Subtraction Finger Chart
Subtraction Problem Slips

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


  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.
    Subtraction Finger Chart 1-3.JPG
  4. Slide the right finger down to the same row as the left finger.
    Subtraction Finger Chart 1-4.JPG
  5. Slide the left finger over to meet the right.
    Subtraction Finger Chart 1-5.JPG
  6. Open your fingers to reveal the answer.
    Subtraction Finger Chart 1-6.JPG
  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


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

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