Addition and Subtraction Spinners
We are excited to introduce a fun and interactive math activity for your classroom: the Addition and Subtraction Spinners. This free activity is designed for year 3 and year 4 students who are learning about addition and subtraction in their maths lessons. Combining the thrill of spinning wheels with essential arithmetic
practice, this resource promises to keep students engaged while they master their math skills.
Adding a Twist to Math Lessons
Addition and Subtraction Spinners transform routine math practice into an exciting game. By using spinners to generate random numbers, students get a unique problemsolving experience every time. This variability not only makes learning fun but also helps students develop strong mental math skills.
What's Included in the Activity
Our Addition and Subtraction Spinners activity consists of two pages:

Page 1: Problem Layout

Addition Problem (Left): Three blank boxes for the 3digit number at the top and two blank boxes underneath for the 2digit number.

Subtraction Problem (Right): Three blank boxes for the 3digit number at the top and two blank boxes underneath for the 2digit number.


Page 2: Spinning Wheels

Three Circles Divided into 10 Parts Each:

First Circle: 0, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900.

Middle Circle: 0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90.

Last Circle: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.


How to Use the Addition and Subtraction Spinners

Preparation: Print and laminate both pages. Add spinners to each of the circles on page 2. If you don’t have spinners, you can use a paper clip and pencil to create makeshift spinners.

Generating Numbers:

For the Addition Problem: Spin the three wheels to create a 3digit number and write it in the blank boxes on the left side of page 1. Spin the first two wheels to create a 2digit number and write it underneath the 3digit number.

For the Subtraction Problem: Repeat the same process to generate numbers for the subtraction problem on the right side of page 1.


Solving Problems: Students solve the addition problem on the left and the subtraction problem on the right, practicing their arithmetic skills with every spin.
Benefits of This Activity

Enhances Mental Math Skills: By regularly solving randomly generated problems, students improve their mental math abilities.

Keeps Students Engaged: The interactive nature of the spinners adds an element of excitement to math practice, keeping students interested and motivated.

Customizable Difficulty: Teachers can choose to focus on either 2digit or 3digit numbers, adjusting the activity's difficulty level to suit their students' needs.

Encourages Independent Learning: Students can work through problems independently, reinforcing their understanding and boosting their confidence.
Download and Print
All our resources are available for free and can be downloaded by clicking the button below. Print out the Addition and Subtraction Spinners and introduce your students to this engaging and effective math activity today!
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