Subtraction Smash uses fine motor skills to manipulative play-dough in order to solve subtraction problems.
The students will get a Subtraction Smash Mat - I like to laminate mine to prevent the play-dough from sticking to the mat and so the students can reuse their board when writing in expo marker on the bottom - and a task card. They will also receive a tub of play-dough and an expo marker/eraser. The task card will read, "Build ___. Smash ___. How many are left?" So, they will build that number of play-dough balls and put one ball in the boxes on the ten-frame. Then, they will smash the number of balls on their card they are told to smash with their finger and figure out how many are left. There is a place at the bottom of the mat to write the subtraction problem. I prompt my students to say, "I started out with ___. Then, I smashed ___. I have ___ left."
You will receive:
- Subtraction Smash Mat
- 12 Task Cards that range from easy to more complex.
Thank you so much!