Looking for a fresh way to get your students practicing the steps to solve addition and subtraction equations? Well look no further! This set of Code Breaker mats for addition and subtraction within 10 are just what you need! They are both low prep and high interest for any primary learner.
• 7 addition Code Breaker mats (with 9 equations on each)
• 7 subtraction Code Breaker mats (with 9 equations on each)
This makes a grand total of 126 DIFFERENT addition and subtraction equations within 10!
Depending upon your intended use, you will need to print each Code Breaker mat on white OR colored paper / cardstock. To use as a worksheet, morning work, homework, etc., give your kiddos some pencils and away they go! To utilize these mats as a center, I recommend placing them in page protectors so they can be reused. Hand your students some dry erase markers and they, too, are ready to roll!
Each mat has the Secret Code printed at the top. Below the Secret Code Key are 9 secret equations, where the numbers needed to add or subtract are represented by shapes from the Key.
First, students will need to refer to the Secret Code Key in order to write the missing numbers in the shapes found in the equation. Once the numbers are written in the equation, students then must draw a picture below the equation to represent the addition or subtraction in each box. Last, students write the answer on the given line to complete the + or - equation.
The beauty of these mats is that they are SO simple to prep and explain to your kiddos, but the children are HOOKED because of the whimsy of code breaking with a super secret number code. Your students will love this set!