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Mental Math Subtraction Printable Posters

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 9 pages | Grades: 1 - 5

Use this set of subtraction posters in your classroom when teaching different mental math strategies.

Subtraction Strategies

Do your students need additional practice with their subtraction facts? Many times students revert to one mental math strategy, regardless of the fact they are working on. There are, in fact, many different strategies that students can choose from depending on what subtraction problem they encounter. Teach Starter has created a set of subtraction posters that you can use in your classroom to help them increase their math fluency!

With this download, you will receive 1 title poster and 8 strategy posters covering the following:

  • Round and adjust
  • Make a Ten
  • Count Back
  • And More!

How to Make the Most of Your Mental Math Posters

  1. Print the posters and display them in your classroom for students to reference when doing independent work.
  2. Print the poster, slip them into a clear sleeve, and use them in your guided groups as a reminder.
  3. Print the posters, slide them into a clear sleeve, and hang them on a ring as a reference tool for a learning center. 

We’ve also come up with bonus ways to turn posters into interactive tools that really make your lessons stick! 

📂 Place copies in students’ homework folders for reference. 

💻 Provide posters as digital resources for virtual students. 

🧠 Test students’ memories by showing them the poster, then hiding it and having them tell you what they remember.

✅ Incorporate posters into your lesson wrap-up: students write on a sticky note what they learned from the lesson and place it on the poster. 

Before You Download

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