These matching activities are a fun and thematic way to practice addition and subtraction within ten.
To prepare each theme print, laminate, and cut apart sorting mats and addition and/or subtraction cards.
You can choose to use only addition cards or only subtraction cards. You can focus on only a few numbers. For example, you might focus on 0-5 and combine addition and subtraction cards. If combining addition and subtraction cards, it is recommended that you only use a few number sorting mats at one time.
Students will solve the math problem on the card and match it to the corresponding number card. Recording sheets are included to hold students accountable. This activity can be
For a different activity, students can turn the cards over and play a memory matching game, where students match two cards that equal the same number. This activity also works great in a pocket chart!
- Cookie Jars
- Pet Turtles
- Flower Stand
- Pineapple Luau
- Laundry Sort
- Pirate Treasure
- Feed the Horse
- Smooth Shop
- Grocery Store
- Movie Tickets