Solve and Cover is a fun activity to practice addition and subtraction. This resource includes 18 activities. There are 6 activities for each skill: addition, subtraction, and mixed addition and subtraction.
The themes included in Solve and Cover are year-round so they can be used anytime. This activity works great as a morning tub activity, math center, or early finishers.
To prepare the activities print and laminate the activity mat. Print, cut, and laminate the corresponding activity cards.
You can punch a hole and store the cards on a metal ring – just be sure to mix them up first. Students will need plastic cubes for this activity. You may also want to provide students with manipulatives for solving the math problems (mini erasers work great for this!)
How to play: Students will select a card and solve the addition or subtraction problem. They will find the matching number and color/picture pair on the mat and cover it using the cube color.