# Kindergarten Grade1 Math Activity - Beginners subtraction and Methodology

# Math Lab Activity: Concepts of subtraction for Beginners

## Objective

Children will learn that subtraction means "Taking one number away from another".

# Activity - I

### To the teacher:

Introduce the concept of "**How Many Left**" with the help of concrete objects such as counters,pencils,ice-cream spoons etc..

Take a candy Jar and put 5 candys inside the jar infront of childrens in a class.

Call one child from the class and ask him/her take 2 candys away from jar and then,

Ask a question to all the childrens.How many left in candy jar now?.

**Explanation**

### There are **⑤** candys in a candy jar.

### A child have taken **②** candys away from a candy jar.

How many candys left in a candy jar ?

Count and Enter.

**How subtraction works on this example ?**

Total **⑤** candys and **②** candys taken away and remanings are **③** candys

We write 5 - 2 = 3

**Example Subtraction Problems for Beginners**

__Question1__: **④** glasses and **②** glasses break = How many left ? glasses

__Question2__: **⑦** butterflies and **③** butterflies fly away = How many left ? butterflies

__Question3__: **⑧** boats and **②** sail away = How many left ? boats

__Question4__: **⑥** aeroplanes and **②** aeroplanes fly away = How many left ? aeroplanes

__Question5__: **⑤** leaves and **②** leaves fall down = How many left ? butterflies

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