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Step Back
Song for Teaching Counting Back to Subtract
Carl M. Sherrill

This song, with accompanying flash cards and lesson plans, is available on Carl Sherrill's
Math Facts to the Max! Mastering the Basic Facts with Flash Cards and Songs.

Sample Flash Card from Math Facts to the Max


There’s a new dance,
And it’s weird in fact,
It’s a kind of a way that you can subtract,
You move yourself backwards,
Gotta stay on track, can you Step Back?

First time around
We’re gonna take away 2,
Just pay attention and it’s easy to do
It’s time to find out
if you have the knack,
Can you Step Back? 7 . . . __, __,
Step Back: 11 . . . __, __,
Step Back: 10 . . . __, __,

This time around
We’re gonna take away 3 . . .


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Many thanks to Carl Sherrill for permission to display these lyrics.
   © 2005 Carl M. Sherrill. All rights reserved. Used with permission.


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