Pocket charts are a staple resource in primary classrooms. Are you putting yours to good use? Pocket charts can be used to introduce, practice, or review several skills and subjects. A fantastic use of these charts is for center or station work.
Use these addition and subtraction pocket chart cards
to create a fun, engaging center that your students will love to return to again and again! Simply print, cut, and laminate to get started.
What skills can my students work on?
This resource comes with addition subtraction problems from 0 to 20 in nine themes. Each theme is broken into two sections: addition to 10 or subtraction within 10 and addition to 20 or subtraction within 20. You can print a full theme or just the types of problems your students need to work on.
What themes are included?
The spring edition
of the pocket chart cards comes with three themes for each month of spring. However, you can mix and match most of the themes throughout the entire season. This pack includes the following themes:
☂ Earth Day
❀ Mother's Day
❀ Cinco de Mayo
What exactly will students do with this center?
Students will match the beginning of an addition sentence to the correct sum or a subtraction sentence to the correct difference. You can choose the variety and amount of problems the students work on.
I can't print in color. Do you have this in black and white?
Yes! You can choose to print each theme in color or black and white.
How can I use this resource to differentiate my math centers and meet the needs of my students?
There are several ways you can differentiate this resource to meet the needs of your students. Here are a few suggestions.
✅ Print one theme in black and white on different colors of paper. Assign each group of students a color and have them work a specific set of problems.
✅ Print the cards in multiple themes and assign each theme to a group of students. Each theme can focus on a different skill set.
✅ Have some students working on just addition or subtraction while others are working on a combination of the two
Is there a recording sheet included?
To keep this resource as versatile as possible there is not a recording sheet
or matching worksheet included. However, there are many ways you can hold students accountable for their work while working with the pocket chart. They can:
✅ use a device to take a picture of their completed pocket chart
✅ write down a selection or all of the problems they completed
✅ use the problems they completed to create a word problem
I love the idea of this center, but we don't focus on subtraction in the spring. Do you have any other sets available?
At this time, this is the only set available. If you would like to see more seasonal or non-seasonal themes, please let me know. However, if you are not focusing on both addition and subtraction during the spring, you can always use this resource as an early finisher activity to help students review and work on fact fluency.
We aren't working on both addition and subtraction at this time. Can I buy just one skill set?
Yes! You can purchase the addition set here
or you can purchase the subtraction set here.
I don't have a pocket chart! Can I still use this resource?
Absolutely! Your students can use this like any other center.