Addition and Subtraction Clip Cards

I’ve been teaching addition and subtraction strategies to my first graders since day one, but this week we “bumped it up a notch” and reviewed our addition and subtraction within 12 at the same time.  I knew my kiddos would thrive with a fun “Frozen” themed math center!

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Getting Started

To prep this activity, I simply printed the clip cards onto card stock, laminated each page, and cut the cards apart.

(I always laminate my centers so they will withstand a room full of 6 and 7 year olds, but I also just love laminating things now that I have my own personal laminator.  It’s amazing!)

I grabbed some fun blue and clear mini-clips that I found in my teacher drawer and VIOLA – the center was ready!

To make this center even more beneficial, I added little blue dots onto the back of each card with a Sharpie so the cards would be self-checking.  My students love clip cards like these because they can always check their own work without having to ask a friend or me!

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Addition and Subtraction Clip Cards

As I always do before I add a center to our math area, I gathered my students on the carpet and showed them the new and exciting activity.

I quickly explained that these clip cards included both addition and subtraction problems and we practiced making the plus sign and minus sign with our arms in the air.

I popped the set of clip cards underneath my document camera and had a few volunteers show us how it was done.

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The addition and subtraction cards were a huge hit!

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