Subtraction Memory Games (within 5)

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It was great to have a game-like way for students to really focus on the small numbers. Very easy to assess as well. Thank-you.


Three memory matching games to help develop focus on what's left, what's taken away, and visualizing subtraction. Students can play independently, in pairs or in a small group setting.

Each game comes with a label card so that you can organize them!


- Subtract It Out! This game models subtraction situations in a ten frame using crossing out (strike-through) and the matching equation without the difference. (3 pgs., 26 cards)

- Subtract! This game models subtraction situations in a ten frame using crossing out (strike-through) and the matching difference. Encourage students to verbalize the situation with an equation once they get a match. (3 pgs., 26 cards)

- What's Missing? This game models subtraction situations in a ten frame using crossing out (strike-through) and the matching equation with a missing addend. (3 pgs., 26 cards)

Read related article: Subtraction - Am I the Last One to Figure This Out?


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Helps meet Common Core Mathematics Standards:

- K.OA.5.b. Subtract fluently, orally or in writing, within 5.

- K.OA.4.e. Represent the number that makes 5 when added to any given number 1-4 with an equation. *Mastery not required.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record the answer with a drawing or equation.
Fluently add and subtract within 5.


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