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Subtraction Maker

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Are you looking for an engaging way to help your Year 1 and Year 2 students master subtraction? Look no further! We are excited to introduce our free printable game, "Subtraction Maker," designed to make learning subtraction fun and interactive. You can download this fantastic resource by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.


What is Subtraction Maker?

"Subtraction Maker" is a hands-on game tailored for young learners to practice subtraction in an enjoyable and collaborative

manner. This game is perfect for reinforcing subtraction concepts and helping students gain confidence in their maths skills through play.


How to Play Subtraction Maker

  1. Preparation:

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

    • Laminate the game board for durability and repeated use.

    • Provide each player with a set of counters.

  2. Setting Up:

    • Place the game board in the centre and distribute the counters among the players.

  3. Gameplay:

    • Players take turns using their counters to cover the numbers on the game board.

    • On each turn, a player must create a subtraction equation by covering one circle from each set. For example, a player could cover the numbers 10, 5, and 5 to make the equation 10 – 5 = 5.

    • Once a circle is covered, it stays covered for the rest of the game.

  4. Next Player’s Turn:

    • After making an equation and covering the respective numbers, the player’s turn ends.

    • The next player then takes their turn to create a subtraction equation using the remaining uncovered numbers.

  5. Game Continuation:

    • The game continues until all possible subtraction equations have been made or all circles are covered.


Benefits of Subtraction Maker

  • Interactive Learning:

    • The game encourages students to actively participate and engage with subtraction problems, enhancing their understanding through play.

  • Collaboration and Turn-Taking:

    • Students learn to work together, take turns, and respect each other's turns, promoting social skills alongside academic skills.

  • Skill Reinforcement:

    • Repeated practice of subtraction helps reinforce students' understanding and fluency with subtraction facts.

  • Versatile Use:

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


Integrating Subtraction Maker in Your Classroom

  1. Maths Centres:

    • Include the game in your maths centres for a self-directed, engaging 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 Maker" is a fantastic resource for helping Year 1 and Year 2 students practice and master subtraction in an enjoyable and interactive way. The game’s hands-on approach 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 grow!

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