Subtraction Secrets is jammed with fun, imaginative mysteries children will love. In addition to solving subtraction equations to crack each case, kids gain valuable map reading skills as they travel north, south, east and west to find the final answer! Includes 30 excercises and solutions that are outstanding for grades 1-4. Useful as a springboard for creative writing and other cross-disciplinary applications.
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Identified Special Needs Challenges: ADD/ADHD,
"I bought it for my classroom. I am a special education teacher. The kids LOVE the maps and subtraction practices."
Identified Special Needs Challenges: ADD/ADHD
"I might try adding my own images within the maze of things that they know they have to avoid (like sharks, alligators, cannons blasts etc.) - but will have to make sure that I place them outside of the correct path."
Good opportunity to practice math skills
Posted 12/3/2012 by Shana Ravnsborg
Great worksheet to help my son (1st grade) practice his math skills in a way that he enjoys. Also good at helping with fine motor skills as he draws out the lines. I worry that after a while though, he'll bore - so would like to have seen different kinds of worksheets (or more advanced skills) as well.
Review for Subtraction Secrets
Posted 11/28/2012 by B. Martin
We ordered this for our 7 1/2 yr old granddaughter who loves mysteries and figuring games out. Upon receiving it we read the instructions and examples on the covers and couldn't imagine it holding anyone's attention for very long. Every mystery puzzle was in the same boring format; answer a long list of subtraction problems and then draw a line that many spaces North, South, East, or West to solve the mystery of getting from one point on a puzzle to another. Not what we'd call FUN! It was returned and we're awaiting credit.
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Secret Math Treasure
Posted 10/15/2012 by Audrey Echelberry
My daughter received Subtraction Secrets and has been using it non-stop! She is also learning how to use a compass rose for directions, as each page has a new problem to solve with simple North, South, East, West directions to help solve each problem!
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