I noticed that my first graders were still having trouble constructing *related* addition and subtraction problems (fact families) so I made this activity for some extra practice.
Prep is minimal...not a lot of small pieces to cut out. You can print multiple copies to put in centers OR I plan to use it as a whole group activity. I will print and laminate one copy and put one card on each desk (20 are included). Students will move from desk to desk to complete their recording sheet. For each fact family (in the form of a part/part/whole box with a numberal as the whole and dot patterns for each addend) students must construct one addition problem and one subtraction problem.
Beautiful cupcake graphics add a touch of "cuteness"...perfect for Valentine's Day but will work for any time of the year to help your kiddos with number sense!
Please check out the preview to see exactly what it looks like!
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Happy teaching to you!