Lesson Plan: Relating Addition to Subtraction: Numbers up to 10 Mathematics • Kindergarten

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to write a family of addition and subtraction facts linking three numbers up to 10.


Students will be able to

  • identify the link between addition and subtraction using models and images,
  • write fact families of addition and subtraction number sentences,
  • write fact families equations to match real-life examples,
  • identify patterns in fact families.


Students should already be familiar with

  • adding and subtracting with numbers up to ten,
  • writing addition and subtraction equations,
  • using part–whole models to represent addition and subtraction.


Students will not cover

  • numbers over 10,
  • number lines.

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