First grade is a very important year where students are building a strong foundation in their journey for mathematical proficiency. One of the most fundamental mathematical areas that students need to master is basic operations. Students need a LOT of opportunities for practice to become proficient in mastering subtraction facts. In this Math Made Fun Unit, students will use a variety of hands-on math games and NO PREP practice pages to help achieve mastery.

** In this math unit on subtraction, students will learn to: **

*Subtract within 20 to solve word problems

*Solve word problems with missing numbers

*Relate subtraction with addition by working with fact families

*Subtract within 20 and demonstrate fluency of subtraction within 10

*Decomposing numbers to subtract

*Understand the meaning of the equal sign and true or false equations

*Find the unknown number in an subtraction problem

*Use a variety of strategies to help solve math problems more quickly

The First Grade Math Made Fun Unit 3 is loaded with 31 hands-on math centers and 85 practice pages to help teach, reinforce and master basic subtraction up to 20.

**FIRST GRADE MATH MADE FUN CURRICULUM**

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## LET’S LOOK AT THE MATH CENTERS FOR UNIT 3 IN ACTION…

## CENTER NUMBER 1: Roll, Solve and Cover

Roll a die. Solve a subtraction problem in the row of the number you rolled. Record the answer on the recording sheet.

## CENTER NUMBER 2: Tic-Tac-Toe Subtraction

Take turns with a friend solving the subtraction problems. Each player uses a different color to write the answers. The first person to get three in a row wins.

## CENTER NUMBER 3: Spin and Subtract

Spin the spinner. Subtract that number from the number at the top of the board. Cover a number to match your answer.

## CENTER NUMBER 4: True or False Equations

Read the equations and decide if they are true or false. Sort the card to the correct mat.

## CENTER NUMBER 5: Roll, Subtract and Cover

Roll a die. Subtract that number from the number at the top of the equation. Cover a number to match your answer.

## CENTER NUMBER 6: Puppy Dog Subtraction

Find the missing number that will make the equation true. Record the equation on the recording sheet.

## CENTER NUMBER 7: True or False Fries

Read the equations and decide if they are true or false. Sort the card to the correct mat.

## CENTER NUMBER 8: Spin and Subtract Up to 10

Spin both spinners. Subtract the number of spinner 2 from the number of spinner 1.

## CENTER NUMBER 9: Spin and Subtract Up to 20

Spin both spinners. Subtract the number of spinner 2 from the number of spinner 1.

## CENTER NUMBER 10: Missing Numbers

Complete the equation by filling in the missing number.

## CENTER NUMBER 11: Roll and Decide: Equal or Not

Roll a die. Look at the two subtraction problems and decide if they are equal or not. Color a happy face if they are equal or a sad face if they are not.

## CENTER NUMBER 12: Fact Family POPcorn!

Use the numbers on the popcorn tub to make two addition and two subtraction equations.

## CENTER NUMBER 13: Fact Family Frogs

Read the equations on the lily pads. Match the lily pads with the correct fact family frog.

## CENTER NUMBER 14: Fact Family Houses

Match the parts of the house with the correct roof to complete the fact family house.

## CENTER NUMBER 15: Roll a Fact Family

Two players take turns rolling 2 dice. Make a fact family using the two numbers. If the answer is correct, the player gets to color a happy face.

## CENTER NUMBER 16: Equivalent Equations

Match the sunglass equations that are equivalent. Record the equations on the recording sheet.

## CENTER NUMBER 17: Balancing Equations

Find an addition problem and a subtraction problem that have the same answer. Place them on the scale and record the equations on the recording sheet.

## CENTER NUMBER 18: Spin and Cover- Half the Double

Spin the spinner. Solve the problem and cover the answer.

## CENTER NUMBER 19: Make 10 to Subtract

Look at the first number. Decide what number must be subtracted to make 10 and write it into the first bubble. Then complete the number bond. Fill in the equation using the new numbers.

## CENTER NUMBER 20: Monster Subtraction

Count the number of candies. Subtract the number in the corner. Find an equation to match.

## CENTER NUMBER 21: Pencil Subtraction

Count the number of pencils. Subtract the number in the corner. Find an equation to match.

## CENTER NUMBER 22: Button Subtraction

Count the buttons in the jars. Find the missing number to make the equation true.

## CENTER NUMBER 23: Number Line Subtraction

Use the number line to help you solve the subtraction problem. Record your answer on the recording sheet.

## CENTER NUMBER 24: Number Bonds to 10

Complete the number bond. Write an equation to match, and record it on the recording sheet.

## CENTER NUMBER 25: Number Bonds to 20

Complete the number bond. Write an equation to match, and record it on the recording sheet.

## CENTER NUMBER 26: Number Lines- Count Backward

Write a subtraction equation on the recording sheet for each number line.

## CENTER NUMBER 27: Input and Output Up to 10

Follow the subtraction rule to complete each table. Record your answers on the recording sheet.

## CENTER NUMBER 28: Input and Output Up to 20

Follow the subtraction rule to complete each table. Record your answers on the recording sheet.

## CENTER NUMBER 29: Word Problems- Subtraction within 10

Solve the word problems. Show how you solved them on the recording sheet.

## CENTER NUMBER 30: Word Problems- Subtraction within 15

Solve the word problems. Show how you solved them on the recording sheet.

## CENTER NUMBER 31: Word Problems- Subtraction within 20

Solve the word problems. Show how you solved them on the recording sheet.

## THERE ARE 85 NO PREP PRACTICE PAGES INCLUDED IN UNIT 3

For each page, there is a grade level standard attached so you know **EXACTLY** what you are covering! You can feel confident that **ALL** the standards for First Grade are being covered!

## HOW DO I ORGANIZE THE UNITS?

I chose to store the math centers in Sterilite bins, because they don’t take up too much space. It is a tight fit, but I find that they work nicely for me. However, if you choose, you could store the centers in a larger container as well. Within the bin, each math center is stored in a gallon sized ziplock baggie.

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Jessica says

Hello, I was just wondering if you knew when the rest of your 1st grade growing bundle will be done. I would like to use it this year. I am not sure if I will be in first grade next year. I don’t want to purchase it and then not be able to use it. It looks great!!

amoffatt says

Hi Jessica!

I am working as fast as I can on the 1st Grade packets. I’m going to release Unit 4 very soon, and each unit is taking about 10 to 14 days to make. I hope that’s fast enough for you!

Kindly,

Annie

Cindi says

Do you have any place value add and subtract base ten blocks for free. My grandson is having a hardbyime. I love your stuff

amoffatt says

Hi Cindi!

At the moment, I do not have any freebies with adding and subtracting base ten blocks, but I will take that into consideration when I create my next freebie. If you subscribe to my email list, you will get updates and freebies straight into your inbox.

Kindly,

Annie