Grade 2

Share the headline story with the class, and ask them to think of a story that goes with the number sentence. You might ask them to complete the number sentence and then tell you different ways to illustrate the subtraction. If no one suggests it, you might mention using a number line, comparing, taking away, and finding a missing number.

20 — _____ = 13

- 20 — 7 = 13.
- Start at 20 on the number line and jump back to 13. How many spaces did you jump?
- Eitan had 30 days to finish his report, and now he has 13 days left. How many days have passed?
- Kari’s dog weighs 20 pounds and Max’s puppy weighs 13 pounds less. How much does Max’s puppy weigh?

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