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Addition and Subtraction to 20 First Grade {Board Game}

Mrs Emm
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Addition and Subtraction to 20 First Grade: Looking for a fun way to practice addition and subtraction word problems within 20? This board game is great for small group instruction and learning centers to reinforce this important core skill!

Included in this download:
1 game board (2 pages)
1 die
1 page of player pieces (2 sets of 8 & 1 set of 4)
1 page of groups of animals and insects (counting aids)
3 sets of 48 word problem cards

The Game:
Shuffle the word problem cards and place face down in the center of the table. Place the counting aid cards face up in a pile to the side.
Each student chooses a player piece as their marker. Choose a student to begin and continue play in a circle around the table.
On their turn, each student takes a word problem card from the deck. Encourage the child to answer the problem without an aid if possible. If they need support, they take the appropriate counting cards and find the solution; e.g. for 7 squirrels and 10 ducks, a child might choose a card of 5 squirrels, another of 2 squirrels and a 10 card of ducks.
When correct, the student throws the die and moves to the next square with that shape on the board. First student to go completely around the park wins the game.

This game takes a little time for assembly (perhaps a volunteer can do it) but once done, you will have 3 games to reinforce the concepts of addition and subtraction within 20.

Please see the preview which includes the board game, instructions and an example of one set of word problem cards.

You may be interested in more of my math products:
Place Value Bundle {composing and decomposing numbers to 99}
Kindergarten Math Review Printables

Thank you!
Mrs Emm
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