Planes, cars, trucks – things that go are always a popular theme with my kids! Since we are working on subtraction, we tied in a transportation theme to help us along with our learning. These transportation subtraction cards are a fun introduction to building equations for subtraction within 10 and are sure to be a hit with your kids as well!
Transportation Subtraction Cards
To prepare the subtraction cards, I simply printed the download (below) and then laminated them for repeated use. You will also want to laminate them so that you can use dry erase markers on them.
Alternatively, you can place whole sheets inside sheet protectors or dry erase pockets instead of cutting them apart. I just like to cut them apart and place them in a math center bin so that kids can easily grab and solve!
During math workshop, we grab a card, and first count the whole number of objects (including the ones crossed out). We then write that number in the first box as our starting point.
Then we count how many objects are crossed out or “taken away,” and that number goes in the second box.
Finally, we count how many are left to get to our final answer. Once our equation is created, we read our equations aloud and have a friend check them!
Grab Your Set
Are you ready to work on subtraction equations too? Grab your free copy of the transportation subtraction cards below. Then, for tons of no prep subtraction activities, grab our printable subtraction pack!
More Transportation Themed Fun
Want to continue with this fun theme? For even more engaging transportation themed ideas, check out these posts from some of my favorite kid bloggers!
Tracing Shapes With Hotwheels from Parenting Chaos
Monster Truck Math from Look! We’re Learning!
Transportation Subtraction Cards from The Kindergarten Connection
Roman Numerals Matching Game: The Glorious Flight Storybook Go Along from School Time Snippets
Language Arts Story Trains from Schooling a Monkey
Ancient History: Roman Roads from Preschool Powol Packets
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