# Subtraction With Pictures

Contributor: Danielle Childers. Lesson ID: 10077

Sometimes, when working subtraction problems, it's hard to picture the problem using just numbers. Why not picture the problem using pictures? Learn how here!

categories

## Arithmetic, Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Whole Numbers and Operations

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

## Lesson Plan - Get It!

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• Are you strong like the Hulk?
• Can you imagine how much food the Hulk must eat?

The cook made 10 hamburgers at a restaurant, and the Hulk came in and ate 8 of them!

• How many were left over for the other customers?

Learn how to use pictures to solve subtraction problems!

• How would you solve the big Hulk hamburger question?

The subtraction number sentence would be: 10 - 8 = 2.

If you showed that subtraction problem with pictures, it would look like this.

There were 10 hamburgers, and then you crossed out 8 because the Hulk ate them. Now you see there are only 2 left.

• Do you think it is easier to subtract if you use pictures?
• Do you know what the answer of a subtraction problem is called?

It is called the difference.

Continue to the Got It? section to switch from food to toys!

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