Share your subtraction strategies in order to solve daily problems!

27th April, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

Subtraction is a difficult skill to learn in elementary school but it is used to solve problems every day.  There are many ways to explain subtraction when solving word problems.  Play the subtraction game and then post as many strategies as you can to subtract numbers to solve problems using the form below.  I am » Read More

Share your math strategy and win free manipulatives!

5th April, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 10 Comments

The problem below is from Math Out Of The Box Lesson 11: Subtracting Fractions Stan has a problem. Stan’s dad gave him two boards to use in building a birdhouse. One board measured 25 5/16 inches long and the other measured 18 9/16 inches long. What was the difference in the lengths of the boards? » Read More