Subtracting Fruits

Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2

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Math & Movement

Activity Instructions

In this activity, students will work on subtracting fruits together. Ask a student to count the number of one fruit, and then count another fruit. After the student counts each fruit, have them subtract the two numbers. Students can sit on the mat and point to each fruit as they count backwards to subtract. Have the student answer the question by saying the subtraction problem. For example, student A would say “There are 10 grapes and 5 strawberries. 10 minus 5 equals 5”

Example fruits to ask students to subtract:
Subtract the number of strawberries and grapes
Subtract the number of apricots and cucumber sticks
Subtract the number of plums and cherry tomatoes
Subtract the number of grapes and blueberries


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