As my students were writing subtraction word problems using certain criteria I’d given them, one said, “I’m *thirsty* doing all this math madness!”

I used the left over sums from our addition strategies activity (see last post) for another *math madness* lesson. On the card I listed a person (or animal), a place, and things to be subtracted. The assignment: write a subtraction word problem, solve it, and write the subtraction sentence. The number on the back of the card had to be the greatest number in the problem and 5 was the minimum number of things to subtract. We had so much fun!

Side 1 of the card with person, place, and thing:

Side 2 of the card with the problem’s greatest number:

A completed subtraction word problem:

How cute is that?!

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