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2nd Grade Subtraction with Regrouping: Easy to Implement Lesson Plans, Engaging Activities, and Interactive Games


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Teaching subtraction with regrouping is always such a tricky concept for 2nd graders. Ensure the success of all your students by introducing them to multiple regrouping in subtraction strategies. Students will love all of the hands-on activities while teachers will be excited about each of the done-for-you resources!

These lesson plans for 2 and 3 digit subtraction with regrouping consist of 10 days of activities and are formatted in a guided math structure, featuring daily math warm-ups, whole-group mini-lessons, independent practice, and small-group classroom ideas.

There is four subtraction with regrouping strategies taught in this unit. They are:

  1. Subtraction with regrouping using base ten blocks
  2. Expanded form subtraction
  3. Regrouping with subtraction on an open number line
  4. Subtraction with regrouping using the standard algorithm

In this 2nd grade guided math unit you will not find lots of regrouping subtraction worksheets, but rather, more collaborative activities that will engage students in their work! Plus, there are task cards and subtraction games! All of these regrouping in subtraction activities come in color and black and white. 

❤️ This comprehensive math unit has all you need to teach 2 and 3 digit subtraction with regrouping. It includes a subtraction with regrouping anchor chart, pre and post assessments, vocabulary posters, interactive notebook activities, and subtraction games that can be used in math centers throughout the year. The center direction and recording pages, along with answer keys, are also included. It’s perfect for building a strong foundation of knowledge in these concepts.
Here are the activities that you will get with this unit:
✅ Vocabulary Posters
✅ Subtraction with Regrouping Anchor Chart
✅ Daily Word Problems
✅ Games
✅ Pre and Post Assessments with Data Checklists 
✅ Lesson Plans
✅ Higher Order Thinking Questions
✅ Extra Regrouping Activities to Use All Year
Check out the lessons plans included: 
  • Day 1 (2-Digit Base Ten Subtraction)
  • Day 2 (2-Digit Expanded Form Subtraction)
  • Day 3 (2-Digit Number Line Subtraction)
  • Day 4 (2-Digit Standard Algorithm)
  • Day 5 (2-Digit Subtraction with Regrouping Review)
  • Day 6 (3-Digit Base Ten Subtraction)
  • Day 7 (3-Digit Number Line Subtraction)
  • Day 8 (3-Digit Subtracting with Regrouping with Zeroes)
  • Day 9 (3-Digit Standard Model Subtraction)
  • Day 10 (2 and 3-Digit Subtraction Review)

You will not find a lot of regrouping subtraction worksheets in this unit.


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Cristi A said, “This was everything I needed and more to teach my 2nd graders this very difficult concept. Pacing ourselves like we did, students were able to build on their ability with regrouping in subtraction. Highly recommend this resource.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Tracey T said, “This is a HUGE resource!! I am very pleased! This is excellent for my 2nd graders because you have many strategies to support learning how to solve subtraction with regrouping! Thank you!!”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Chloe D said, “I am obsessed with any content made by this TpT user. Since I do not use a textbook for my class, this curriculum addresses skill gaps and scaffolds in a comprehensible manner. I love the little workbooks! I use Astrobrite paper to make the pages pop! I highly recommend this purchase. It is worth it!”

Aligns with Texas TEKS: 2.4BCD

Aligns with CCS: 2.NBT.B.5

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