In first grade there is always more than one way to solve a problem. It's fun to see how many different ways we can arrive at the same answer. Kids are so clever!
That helps! Check out the ways we solved what looks like just a subtraction problem.
These are all methods REALLY used by first graders in solving this problem. So cool!
(now we're working on handwriting and organizing our work so it's legible enough to share...hehe)