Subtraction games are fun and beneficial to young students. Here is a free printable subtraction game for kindergarten and first grade to practice recognizing the difference between two numbers. This free math game has a football theme and encourages using a number line or subitizing dot cards as resources.
Subtraction Game: What’s the Difference
Teach students how to play this subtraction game during math so that they can better understand subtraction. Students use dot cards or ten frame cards to compare two numbers. They must figure out what the difference is between the number using their own strategies or using a number line. Students win the number of counters (like linking cubes) equal to the difference – it’s fun to see what math talk evolves from this type of higher-level thinking game.
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