Great for small groups or individual work, these free printable Clover Addition and Subtraction Counting Cards can be used in a number of different ways!
Clover Addition and Subtraction Counting Cards
These Clover Addition and Subtraction Cards are suitable for Pre-K – 1st grade. I like to use them in centers and small groups. They’re especially fun to use with green themed manipulatives for the month of March, or laminate the cards and use dry erase markers to color in the ten frames.
- Free Clover Addition and Subtraction Cards Printable
- Green March Themed Manipulatives
- Dry Erase Markers/Eraser
How to Use the Free Printable Cards:
Kids will choose a clover addition or subtraction card and a set of manipulatives to solve the equation. (If you don’t have any green manipulatives, don’t worry! Just grab some small objects that children can use for counting like pom poms or beads.)
With this printable, kids can see the parts of the equation and build the answer in a tangible way!
For building a subtraction problem, it’s best to teach the children to start with the large number and place that number of manipulatives in the ten frame. Then, they “take away” the second number in manipulatives to find their answer.
When using dry erase markers for building the subtraction problems, encourage children to color in the ten frames to match the larger number in the math equation.
They should then look at the smallest number in the equation and erase that many ten frames to find their answer.
My children were really able to grasp the concept of adding and subtracting numbers in a very hands-on approach. Not only were they learning a skill that can sometimes be difficult for young children to grasp, but they were also having fun!
In my opinion, that’s the mark of a great educator when you are able to create fun, meaningful activities where your children are truly learning!
Grab Your Copy
Ready to work on addition and subtraction? Grab your copy of the clover addition and subtraction cards by clicking the yellow button below.
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