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Addition & Subtraction with Ten Frames Task Cards Think Boards


These addition & subtraction task cards and think boards are fantastic for Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade students who are learning to add & subtract using a ten frame. A selection of addition & subtraction task cards and think boards that are differentiated to cover addition & subtraction within 20. Each task card includes a different addition or subtraction calculation. There are ten frames underneath each calculation for children to use to help them work out the answer. There is also a response worksheets for your kids to record their answers. Your students can also develop their self-assessment and peer assessment skills by using the full answer key to correct their own work!

When using the think boards, students can look at the addition calculation in the centre of the mat then show their thinking in different ways using the different sections on the addition mat including using a number line, ten frames, writing the addition problem and drawing a picture.



Product overview


  • Addition & subtraction using ten frames
  • Suitable for Pre- K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade students
  • Covers numbers 0 - 20
  • 2 sets of 78 task cards
  • 1 set of 30 think boards
  • Task cards in full color and black & white versions
  • Includes a full answer key
  • Think boards covers following addition strategies: ten frames, number line, drawing a picture and writing addition problem
  • Includes blank addition mat to add your own addition calculation


Full Description


This resource includes 2 sets of task cards which are differentiated and include the following:


26 task cards covering addition & subtraction within 0-5

26 task cards covering addition & subtraction within 0 - 10

26 task cards covering addition & subtraction within 0 - 20


This pack also includes a response sheet for your students to record their answers.


These Think Boards are Differentiated and cover the following levels of difficulty.


  • Addition within 5
  • Addition within 10
  • Addition within 20


Each Addition Think Board features an addition calculation for your students to calculate. Your students are asked to show their thinking in four different ways:


  • Draw a picture
  • Using a ten frame
  • Using a number line
  • Number sentence/equation/problem


I have also included a blank Addition Think Board if you would rather use your own addition calculations!


How to use this resource


This addition & subtraction with ten frames resource can be used in smaller groups or as a Math center. You can either laminate each worksheet or place them into a dry erase pocket. You can then use dry erase markers to complete. As you can then wipe out your answers this resource can be used over and over again!


This addition & subtraction with ten frames resource is differentiated as explained above meaning your are sure to find a variation of the activity to suit all your student's needs.