Fall is just around the corner which means I’m back to share with you our fall math mats! I don’t know about you, but I am loving this math mat series! Math mats are easy to put together and gives students hands on application of addition and subtraction. You are going to *fall* in love with these **Apple Addition and Subtraction Math Mats!**

## Apple Addition and Subtraction Fall Math Mats

Fall is on the horizon and all things, cinnamon, spice and everything apple! I’m so happy to share with you today our next math mat printable freebie for fall! These Apple Addition and Subtraction Math Mats are perfect for your home school or traditional classroom. You can use them in a small group or math center.

- Print and laminate the Apple
**Addition and Subtraction Math Mat Printables** - Dice
- Dry Erase Marker and Eraser
- Manipulatives for counting ( I used counting bears)

I like to laminate my math mats for use year after year. It also makes this activity more effective when the children can use dry erase markers to write in the math equations. If you don’t have access to a laminator then you might try slipping the printables inside of a sheet protector. I’ve used them this way as well!

## Addition

Students will start by rolling 2 dice (or one die, twice) and then writing the numbers in the equation at the bottom of their addition math mat printable. They will then build their equation with manipulatives that match the corresponding number.

Lastly, children will solve their addition problem by adding up the 2 parts in their apple. Using a dry erase marker, students will write that number in the 3rd box of the addition equation.

## Subtraction

Students will start by rolling one die to find their starting point.

They will place that many number of manipulatives in the center of the apple. This apple doesn’t have 2 parts because we are showing how we are “taking away” a part of this number equation. Students will also write the number rolled on the die, in the first box of the equation.

Students will then roll a second die (or one die, twice) to find the second part of the equation. The second number rolled is how many manipulatives that will be subtracted from the center of the apple. Children will write this number in the 2nd box of the math equation and then remove that many manipulatives from the center of apple.

Students will then write how many manipulatives are left in the center of the apple, in the 3rd box of the equation to get their answer!

## Grab Your Copy

Ready to work on addition and subtraction? Grab your copy of the apple addition and subtraction fall math mats by **clicking the yellow button below**.

Then, hop on over and grab our Apple Math and Literacy Centers!

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Amy says

i am looking for the subtizing cards

Mandy says

Hi Amy,

You can find our Subitizing Clip Cards here–>>https://bit.ly/2P7tryI and also our Fall Subitizing Math Center here–>>https://bit.ly/2Ngoj9p

Enjoy!

Tristan says

Hey Mandy,

I love the simplicity of your resource and recently bought the Roll and Trace and Roll and Colour resources. I was wondering what happens when a student rolls a smaller number and the rolls a bigger number for the subtraction template (first rollyou get a 3 and on the second roll you get a 6) 3-6. Maybe the game could be modified so you have the students roll both dice and then you pick the bigger number to go into the first box just so the students don’t get confused with the negatives.

Mandy says

Hi Tristan,

This is a great idea! We’ve done it both ways where you roll both die and pick the larger number of the two for box #1 of the equation. We’ve also played where you keep rolling until you get a number smaller than the first number. I will modify the activity to include both recommendations. Thanks so much!

Have a great school year!