This is a colorful ten page packet for teaching students with special needs basic math. It focuses on creating number sets (1-5), basic addition, subtraction, graphing, and the concept of more/less with an animal theme. All "manipulatives" students use to count are pictures of animals. Some pictures are from Boardmaker, others are clip art.
Page 1: Title Page
Page 2-3: Creating Number Sets. Students cut out the animals on page 3 and create picture representations of the numbers 1-5.
Page 4: Animal Addition. Students are to add the simple math problems. All answers will be 3-7. Students then color the animal based on the answer. A key in the top right corner instructs students which color to use for each numeric answer.
Page 5: Four animal subtraction problems. The pet store is having a sale, and students have to find out how many of each animal are left at the end of the day. Boardmaker pictures with X on the ones to be subtracted show students how to subract.
Page 6: Which is greater? Students are to count the sets of animals, then write the number in the box below. They are then asked to circle the set with the greater amount of animals.
Page 7-10: Animal Graph. Teachers can take out page 7 from the packet. These animals can be cut out before hand or randomly given to students to cut. The animal graph has students work on sorting, counting, more/less, and fine motor skills.
**** This is the same animal graph that is available as a single item*****
This packet can be used in life skills classes, self-contained special education classes, or for students in an inclusive setting that require an alternate assignment. This packet can also be used for Pre-K to first grade students.
Boardmaker pictures are used to simplify the definitions for students with special needs.
Worksheet would be excellent for general education Pre-K through possibly grade 1, also for all grades with special education students.
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