One of my favorite apps for subtraction is called "Math Puppy" The free version of this app works on subtraction skills. The students find the subtraction answer to make a Bingo. My students use this app along with the hundreds chart to find the answer. It is a super cute app and my students love it... they begged me to download it onto all the iPads that we borrow from the reading lab. You can find it by clicking HERE!
Another way I love to teach beginning subtraction skills is with manipulatives. My students love Play-dough so any chance to use it is exciting. I created this super simple freebie where students make play-dough shapes and then "smash" the number they are subtracting. This gives them a visual of what is left (the number of play-dough pieces that aren't smashed). They record the entire subtraction number sentence on the recording sheet!
You can grab this up for free in my store!
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Make sure you check out the other great subtraction ideas over at Teaching Momster!