Kangaroo Jumps

Kangaroo Jumps Worksheet

Worksheet Description

This worksheet is a subtraction practice tool featuring various subtraction problems that require students to find the difference between two numbers. Each problem includes a number line from 0 to 20, which is illustrated with a kangaroo character intended to help students visualize the subtraction process by “jumping” backwards along the line. The worksheet presents problems with a range of difficulties, including subtracting single-digit numbers as well as subtracting from larger numbers up to 18. At the bottom, students can rate their own performance on the task with a selection of emoticons.

The worksheet’s purpose is to teach students the concept of subtraction by using the visual aid of a number line, emphasizing the act of counting back to find the difference. It helps build the students’ understanding of number relationships and the concept of subtraction as a means of determining how much one number is less than another. The kangaroo motif adds an element of playfulness to the learning process, making it more engaging for the students. Finally, the self-assessment emoticons at the bottom of the page encourage students to reflect on their understanding and feelings about the subtraction problems they have worked on.