The response to my “Add It!” game was so great, that I decided to make a “Subtract It!” Game as well. (Please ignore the ‘add it’ scoops in the pics, I’m just lazy! The Subtract It! game DOES come with “Subtract It” scoops!)

The rules of Subtract It! are simple:

• Place a subtraction flashcard onto the empty white rectangle on the game board.
• Using any manipulative of your choice, place the correct amount of objects into the top green box based on the top number on the subtraction flashcard.

• Using the “Scoop”, scoop the correct amount of objects into the recycle bin based on the bottom number on the subtraction flashcard
• Using the “Scoop”, scoop the remaining objects from the top green box down into the bottom yellow box for your answer.

• Count the objects in the bottom yellow box, and place the correct number card onto the bottom of the subtraction flashcard.

• Pick a new card and play again!

• Subtraction flashcards for numbers 1-9 (ie: 1-0, 1-1, 2-0…9-9)
• A game board
• 4 “Subtract It” scoops (I laminated the front only, then glued the scoops to cardboard and cut them out to make them more durable.)

Happy Subtracting!

1. So cool. I love the recycle theme as I’m kind of a recycle/terracycle fanatic! Such a clever, hands-on and fun way to play with numbers. Thanks for sharing this fun idea. I appreciate your thoughtfulness. May God continue to richly bless you with fun ideas and in everything!

Rachel

Rachel
2. Thank you! We combine this with Numicon and it works great. I’m trying to Think of a way to work with 2-diget subtractions this way to.
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Linda s
3. I am so excited to have these materials!!!! THANK YOU!!

Lisa Jefvert
4. great idea! Any ideas for incorporating Big Bottom Borrowing into the game?

Sally White
5. Thank you very much for your game, it’s more beautifull and practice than mine! My little french students will be very happy to use this!

6. This looks awesome, thanks for sharing, can’t wait to use it with my first graders. God bless.

Hyacinth
7. Que excelente material, me encanto. Ya tengo ansias de poner a mis estudiantes de 1er grado a jugar. gracias por compartir tus ideas. Dios te bendiga grande mente.

8. This is so very wonderful! My son is a visual learner and these game boards are invaluable by helping him solidify the facts in his mind!!!!! Thank you SO much!

Melinda
9. This is a great activity. Thanks so much!

10. Hi Erica,
I am having a lot of trouble downloading Subtract it! I have tried it a few times over the past few months and I keep getting a full black page when I try to print out the first page. I have tried to save it then print it put it still only prints the game board as black and the numbers and scoops small.
Thanks for any help you can give me! I really want to use it for my class and for my own kids at home! I teach Gr 5 and i have two kids on IEPs at a gr 1-2 level. I also want to use it eventually for my own little guy who has Down Syndrome and LOVES all things visual!
Thanks again for any help.
Julie

Julie
1. Hi Julie, It sounds like you’re trying to print from your browser. I think the best solution would be to save the PDF to your hard drive, then print from there instead of printing through your browser. I don’t know which internet browser you are using, but I know that Safari opens things in preview mode so they don’t print correctly directly from Safari. Hope that helps!

erica

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