A fun and simple adding and subtracting activity.
How to use this resource:
- Print out all of the pieces on cardstock for added durability.
- Students roll a pair of dice. They place the matching number of counters for one of the dice on the left side of the ladybug and the matching number of counters for the other die on the right side.
- Using the number and symbol cards, students make the number sentence they created on their ladybug.
- Students find the sum or difference by using the counters on the ladybug’s back.
For a great extension activity, why not have your students generate a problem situation to match their number sentence.
This resource is great to use as a math center activity to practice addition and subtraction using concrete models.
Download this resource as part of a larger resource pack or Unit Plan.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings1, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.
Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.
Fluently add and subtract within 5.
Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract.2 Examples: If 8 + 3 = 11 is known, then 3 + 8 = 11 is also known. (Commutative property of addition.) To add 2 + 6 + 4, the second two numbers can be added to make a ten, so 2 + 6 + 4 ...
Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14); decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13 - 4 = 13 - 3 - 1 = 10 - ...
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