Addition and Subtraction: Math Activity Pack


This pack includes whole group, small groups and independent resources that may be used for introducing, teaching, reviewing and assessing addition and subtraction. Lesson plans with mini-lessons, center activities, and an interactive page are available for each week of instruction.

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Lesson Plans:
Follow these lesson plans or use the ideas to supplement your curriculum. There are 5 weeks or 25 lesson plan ideas.

Addition and Subtraction Posters
Use these posters as specified throughout the unit to help learners visualize the concepts taught. Posters include addition and subtraction definition, strategies and ways to add and subtract and addition and subtraction vocabulary.

Vocabulary Cards:
Post these cards on the math wall during the unit to refer to as new words are introduced.

Adding Doubles Book
Have learners complete this book in a math center or as seat work.

Interactive Notebook:
Have learners complete the addition and subtraction interaction notebook pages as a math rotation. Skills may be reviewed throughout the unit in groups or partners.

Addition to 10 
Week One focuses on addition to ten through storytelling, read alouds, charts, manipulatives and more in a group, partners and independent learning settings.

Addition to 12
Week Two continues using addition to twelve. Learners will become more familiar with the concept through the use of different addition strategies. Addition equations or number sentences will be reviewed.

Subtraction from 10
Week Three focuses on taking away through storytelling, read alouds, charts, manipulatives and more in a group, partners, and independent learning setting

Subtraction from 10
Week Four continues using subtraction from twelve. Learners will become more familiar with the concept through the use of different subtraction strategies. Subtraction equations or number sentences will be reviewed.

Addition and Subtraction
Week Five helps learners to understand which operation should be used. Through storytelling, word problems,

Addition Clip Cards
Have learners use the pictures on the clip cards to clip the correct total of objects.

Monster Sets
Have learners match the monster pictures to the correct addition equation.

Cookie Addition Mats
Have learners choose two cookie pictures and place them on the mat. Learners may then use a dry erase markers to solve the addition equation.

Gumball Ten Frame
Have learners roll the dice to create an addition problem. Learners may use the mat and gumball manipulatives or pompoms to solve the equation.

Duck Away Equations
Have learners sort the duck equations on the mats according to the solution or difference each equation. Three ducks belong to each solution mat.

Subtraction Clip Cards
Have learners clip the correct equation for each of the pictures on the clip cards.

Gumball Subtraction Mats
Have learners choose a number from a bag or bin and write the number on their subtraction mat. Learners may subtract that number from twelve and use the mat or manipulatives to solve the equation.

S’mores Subtraction
Have learners match the correct difference to each of the equations.

Add or Subtract Fries
Have learners find the cards around the room. Learners may write and solve the equations as they find the cards.

Baseball Operation Sort
Have learners sort the baseballs by their operation (addition or subtraction). Learners may then solve each equation on the printable.

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