Kindergarten Addition and Subtraction Activities – Adding & Subtracting Within 10


Help your kindergarten students master addition and subtraction within 10 with this collection of worksheets and teaching materials.

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Help your kindergarten students master addition and subtraction with this collection of worksheets and teaching materials. This set is designed to support your students as they learn to add and subtract within ten. Perfect for follow-up to whole- and small-group instruction, these addition and subtraction materials can be used as independent practice, morning work, or homework.

This resource was designed to align with the Common Core addition and subtraction (operations and algebraic thinking) standards for kindergarten but will work well for any class working on building an understanding of putting together and taking apart numbers within ten. With a focus on representing and solving addition and subtraction problems within ten (and fluency within five), this set includes posters, flashcards, “I can” statements, activity cards, and a variety of printable activities.


What does this addition and subtraction set include?

This kindergarten math set is designed to give students meaningful and repeated practice with adding and subtracting within 10. It includes:

✔ Illustrated “I Can” Statements (Aligned to CCSS) and Vocabulary Posters
These six statements are written in child-friendly language and are useful for providing a focus point for each lesson. These statements are aligned with the Common Core Operations and Algebraic Thinking standards. The included posters display common vocabulary used in addition and subtraction word problems.

✔ “Turn and Talk” Activity Cards
Each of these nine cards provides an oral language prompt to promote the development of math vocabulary and to give students experience with explaining their thinking and reasoning.

✔ “Move and Learn” Activity Cards
Each of these nine cards includes a movement activity that allows students to engage their bodies while practicing an addition or subtraction concept. These activities are great for carpet time, transitions, and for quick review throughout the year.

✔ Printable Five & Ten Frames, Word Problems, and Teacher Tips
Hands-on practice is important! These printable five frames and ten frames and included activity ideas give students opportunities for concrete practice with adding and subtracting within ten. The number frames mats include a place to write an equation, and two pages of sample word problems are included.

✔ Addition and Subtraction Flashcards
Flashcards for each of the addition and subtraction facts within ten are included for fluency practice. A page of teacher tips gives ideas on how teachers can use these flashcards to support instruction.

✔ Printable Worksheets
Over 30 printable worksheets give teachers options for differentiation, review, and assessment in addition to the repeated practice students need to build understanding and fluency. These worksheets include various representations of addition and subtraction.


How to Use These Kindergarten Addition and Subtraction Printables:

The materials included in this kindergarten math set can be used to supplement your teaching of addition and subtraction standards (Operations and Algebraic Thinking). The “Turn and Talk” and “Move and Learn” activity cards are great for using as part of your whole-group lessons when introducing a standard. The five- and ten-frames can be used for hands-on lessons and practice. The flashcards are useful as a warm-up before a lesson, as a quick review at closing, or as one-on-one assessments.

The printable worksheets can be used in many ways. Sometimes you will want your students to simply take a page to their seat and complete it independently for practice. Other times, you might wish to differentiate by choosing different pages for some students or by pulling some students to work in a small teacher-led group while others complete the same work on their own. Finally, you may wish to use some of the pages as assessments to inform your future instruction.


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