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Subtraction Bump

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Looking for a fun and engaging way to help your Year 1 and Year 2 students master subtraction? Our free printable game, "Subtraction Bump," is the perfect solution! This exciting game combines learning with play, making it an ideal addition to your maths lessons. Download the game for free by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.


What is Subtraction Bump?

"Subtraction Bump" is an interactive game designed to help students practice subtraction in a fun and competitive way. It is

similar to our popular "Addition Bump" game but focuses on subtraction questions. This game is perfect for reinforcing subtraction skills and boosting students' confidence in their maths abilities.


How to Play Subtraction Bump

  1. Preparation:

    • Download and print the "Subtraction Bump" game board.

    • Laminate the game board for durability and repeated use.

    • Provide each player with 10 counters of the same colour. If one player picks blue counters, the other player(s) must choose a different colour.

    • Ensure you have a dice for rolling.

  2. Setting Up:

    • Each player places a playing piece anywhere on the board to start.

  3. Gameplay:

    • Players take turns rolling the dice and moving their playing piece around the board based on the dice roll.

    • After moving, players solve the subtraction question on the space they land on.

    • Players then cover up the equivalent number in the middle of the board with one of their coloured counters.

  4. Bumping:

    • If a player lands on a number already covered by their opponent, they can “bump” that player’s counter off and replace it with their own.

    • If a player lands on a number they have already covered, they place a second counter on top, freezing that spot. Frozen spots cannot be bumped by other players.

  5. Winning the Game:

    • The first player to use all 10 of their counters is the winner.


Benefits of Subtraction Bump

  • Engaging and Fun:

    • The competitive element of the game keeps students engaged and motivated to practice subtraction.

  • Hands-On Learning:

    • Students get to practice subtraction in a hands-on way, reinforcing their understanding through play.

  • Skill Reinforcement:

    • Frequent practice of subtraction questions helps solidify students' subtraction skills.

  • Versatile Use:

    • Ideal for maths centres, small group activities, or as a fun classroom game.


Integrating Subtraction Bump in Your Classroom

  1. Maths Centres:

    • Include the game in your maths centres for an engaging, self-directed activity.

  2. Small Groups:

    • Use the game in small group settings to provide focused subtraction practice.

  3. Whole Class Fun:

    • Play the game as a whole class activity, fostering a sense of community and teamwork.

  4. Homework:

    • Send the game home for a fun, educational activity that students can play with their family.

"Subtraction Bump" is an excellent resource for helping Year 1 and Year 2 students practice and master subtraction in an enjoyable way. The game’s interactive nature makes learning subtraction fun and engaging, ensuring students stay motivated and excited about maths. Download the free game by clicking the button below and watch your students’ subtraction skills soar!

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