Lesson Plan: Subtracting Numbers up to 5 Mathematics • Kindergarten

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to find the difference in a subtraction equation when subtracting numbers up to 5.


Students will be able to

  • find the missing difference in a subtraction sentence,
  • use multiple strategies to solve subtraction sentences,
  • fluently subtract within 5.


Students should already be familiar with

  • counting to 5.


Students will not cover

  • subtraction of numbers over 5,
  • addition.

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