Introduction To Subtraction : Pipes With Beads

Explaining subtraction to kids can be tricky. This activity will simply raise kids’ interest in practising subtraction more and more. Activity can be carried out by following the steps :

  1. Kids can be given colorful pipe cleaners and beads.
  2. Instruct kids to put the number of kids as per the practise question. For example, 8 minus 2.
  3. Help the kid put 8 beads in a pipe.
  4. Instruct to take away 2 beads from the pipe.
  5. Count the left – over beads to determine the required difference.
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Please refer this guide by Fun2Do Labs for teaching subtraction to kids :