# Subtraction With Single-Digit Numbers

Contributor: Elephango Editors. Lesson ID: 10039

Shiver me timbers, the subtraction pirate has come aboard our ship! Learn two different ways to subtract single digit numbers in order to find the missing items the pirate has taken!

categories

## Arithmetic, Operations and Algebraic Thinking

subject
Math
learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Beaver
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

## Lesson Plan - Get It!

Audio:

Watch out for that pirate ship as you sing along with the video below!

• What will we do?

A pirate has come aboard the ship! Down in the vessel, there are 5 treasure chests of gold. He has taken 2 of the chests.

• How many are left?

Count it out to solve this problem.

So 5 take away 2 is equal to 3, or you can say 5 subtract 2 is equal to 3.

• Can you repeat that out loud?

5 subtract 2 is equal to 3.

The math sentence looks like this.

#### 5 - 2 = 3

Listen to another pirate song below.

• After that song, are you going to mess with a pirate?

I don’t think so, unless you want to walk the plank!

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