**Let's
subtract: (Numbers one
through ten)**

**Take eight
crayons and remove
two. Count up the remaining crayons. Write 8-2=6. (Say "Eight
**__minus__** two **__equals__**
six.")**

**Take six
stones and remove five
stones for a total of one stone left. Write 6-5=1.**

**Take seven
jellybeans and remove
five jellybeans. There will be two left. Write 7-5=2.**

****If your
child is too young to
write the numbers, you write the numbers and say them out loud as
you write so your child sees and hears them.****

**SUBTRACTION**

**Do
it like this:**

**Write
the problem on a
paper:**

**8-2=6**

********** - ** =
****** ****(illustrate
the problem)**

**When
you've written the
above, remove the two, by covering that part of your illustration
with a paper or your finger, to show that it has gone away.**

**Say, "Eight".**

**Say, "Minus two".**

**Say, "Equals six".**

**SUBTRACTION**

**Do
it like this:**

**Write
the problem on a
paper:**

**6-3=3**

******** *** = ******* (illustrate the problem)**

**When
you've written the
above, remove the three, by covering that part of your
illustration with a paper or your finger, to show that it has
gone away.**

**Say, "Six".**

**Say, "Minus
three".**

**Say, "Equals
three".**

**Continue
writing
different problems on your paper that have an answer of any
number under ten.**

**Continue
showing the
illustrations of the problems.**

**Continue
saying, "minus"
and "equal" even if you have to explain the meanings
each time you say the word.**

**Mix
up your problems.
Repeat often.**

**Play
around with the numbers one
through ten. Count out a certain number of items and remove a
select number of items. Write the problem using the words "minus"
and "equals".**