These space themed flashcards help young mathematicians develop fluency with basic facts (doubles and doubles + 1) up to 20. One set of cards can be used to play all three games which is perfect for low-prep math centers. A recording sheet is included for accountability or even as homework practice.
Game 1: Memory
Game 2: Space Race
Separate the sums (aliens) from the equations (astronauts). Set the aliens aside. Partners will place all astronauts upside down in one pile. Flip over the top card. Whoever says the total first wins the card. Repeat.
Game 3: Matching
Students will match sums and equations. Record on recording sheet.
Common Core alignment-1.OA.6: Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10.
Check out some other ways to practice addition and subtraction:
Safari Word Problems
Sandwich Math- Adding 3 Numbers
Ultimate 1st Grade Word Problem Bundle
K's Classroom Kreations