Build up your students' mental math skills with a set of 36 subtraction flashcards using one- and two-digit numbers.
Mental Math Strategies in a Flash!
These flashcards can be discussion points for students to decide which mental math strategies best solve the equations. Alternatively, each subtraction equation can simply be solved.
The flashcards have been designed to practice the following strategies:
- counting back
- compensation strategy
- split strategy
- compatible numbers
- decomposing to a ten
- using the inverse operation (fact families) to solve.
While most flashcards contain the minuend and subtrahend, some flashcards have one of these missing and provide the difference instead.
Download and Print Your Mental Math Activity
To choose the printable PDF resource file of your choice, simply click on the download button and select from the available options using the dropdown arrow. You’ll find various choices, including Full Color, Black and White, and Low Color. After downloading, we suggest laminating the cards for students to write on them using a dry-erase marker and reuse them