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From: kristin

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2008040515:39:11
Subject: Re: subtraction with regrouping

We teach the process of beginning in the ones as well.  For each place
value column we recite the poem:

More on top?
No need to stop.

More on the floor?
Go next door, borrow 10 more.

Numbers are the same?
Zero is the game.

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