Difference of 10 Graphic Organizer

Graphic organizers are a great way to help students see number combinations whose difference is the same number. As they find equations that lead to a common difference, students will make connections between numbers and operations. They’ll get a sense of what subtraction really means. By using graphic organizers, students will also begin to memorize number pairs that will help them solve more complex math problems in the future. In the Difference of 10 Graphic Organizer, students fill in 10 equations that have the difference of 10. This exercise helps students with number and subtraction automaticity. It will also help students as they begin to learn numbers and operations in base ten. Using a graphic organizer allows students to look at the numbers and the equations in new ways. They will make connections that aid their learning as they grow and the complexity of required math tasks increases.


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