Subtraction Facts: Subtracting from 4 and 5
The goal should be to eventually have the student answer these
facts from memory, although this doesn't typically happen until later
grades. In the meantime, students typically need to get answers
to math facts by
counting objects of some type. While addition facts can typically be
answered by counting fingers - subtraction facts are often calculated by writing
and crossing out "tally-marks" - objects of some kind - or by counting up
on one's fingers. Whichever method is used our main goal here is to
insure the student simply understands the concept of subtraction with
small numbers. In other words, do they know that subtraction means
"taking-away" and that the answer will always be smaller.
If too much time is taken in calculating these answers, the worksheet should be
given for additional practice.
Tell me the answer to the four subtraction facts.