Teach children to recite and write subtraction equations for numbers up to 8.

Follow the step-by-step instructions below to teach the lesson.

Progress to the next lesson when children master the current lesson.

Value mastery over speed of progression.

STEP 1

Have children recite each equation listed below.

STEP 2

Have children copy on paper each equation listed below.

EQUATIONS

- 8 less 0 is 8
- 8 minus 0 equals 8
- 8 - 0 = 8

- 8 less 1 is 7
- 8 minus 1 equals 7
- 8 - 1 = 7

- 8 less 2 is 6
- 8 minus 2 equals 6
- 8 - 2 = 6

- 8 less 3 is 5
- 8 minus 3 equals 5
- 8 - 3 = 5

- 8 less 4 is 4
- 8 minus 4 equals 4
- 8 - 4 = 4

- 8 less 5 is 3
- 8 minus 5 equals 3
- 8 - 5 = 3

- 8 less 6 is 2
- 8 minus 6 equals 2
- 8 - 6 = 2

- 8 less 7 is 1
- 8 minus 7 equals 1
- 8 - 7 = 1

- 8 less 8 is 0
- 8 minus 8 equals 0
- 8 - 8 = 0

Repeat this lesson every day until children can easily recite and write the equations.