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Addition and Subtraction Fact Family Activity Elephants

Just Ask Judy
Grade Levels
1st - 2nd, Homeschool
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • PDF
48 total; 45 usable
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This attractive elephant and peanut themed resource is a perfect activity for your first and second grade students to practice addition and subtraction fact families in an individual/ small group instructional setting or as an independent math center. There are 48 (1/4 page size) elephant task cards, each with a family of numbers; in both color and black/ gray/ white/ formats. These may be used by themselves as task cards or as part of a matching activity with 178 (24 per page) peanut addition and subtraction fact cards, also in both color and black/ white. The sums and differences are not printed on these. There are 25 fact families with sums to 10 and an additional 23 fact families with sums to 20. All of the facts for 5 and 10 are included along with a balanced representation of other facts to support your instruction in mental computation strategies. There is a choice of 2 recording sheets, one with equation format support and one without. These may be used one-sided for recording four fact families or two-sided for eight. This resource received a cosmetic update on February 21, 2019.

This resource was crafted by Judy, a teacher with a master’s degree and more than 35 years of teaching experience.

This resource includes 45 usable pages:

  • 1 page teacher information
  • 12 pages color elephant task cards
  • 8 pages color peanut equation cards
  • 12 pages black/ gray/ white elephant task cards
  • 8 pages black/ white peanut equation cards
  • 4 pages recording sheets (2 different)


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Total Pages
48 total; 45 usable
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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 - 1 = 9); using the relationship between addition and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 - 8 = 4); and creating equivalent but easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6 + 7 by creating the known equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13).


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