Bead Bar Subtraction - Simple

This bead bar subtraction work includes a total of 54 equations with the differences not being greater than 9 (simple subtraction):

  • 6 pages (54 equations; 9 per page) in black and white
  • 6 pages (54 equations; 9 per page) in color
  • instructions

This work can be completed without using the bead bars during the lesson. However, it is more effective and offers a greater sensorial experience for the child if they can physically touch and manipulate the bead bars. If you are using the bead bars to demonstrate the equation then you will need 1 set of the color bead stair and 1 set of the negative bead stair (dark grey/light grey).

The colors of the bead bars follow the traditional Montessori colors.

Pages print on letter-size paper (8½" x 11").

This file is in PDF format.

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