# Add and Subtract with Frogs Activity

### How to teach Adding and Subtracting

In this Add and Subtract with Frogs Activity, students add and subtract within 1000, using concrete models or drawings and strategies.

Your students need as many opportunities as possible to build their addition and subtraction fact fluency.  This activity will give your students the opportunity to practice. This activity can be used in multiple scenarios- small group, math center, partners, and whole class lesson.

Students shuffle cards and place them into equal piles. Next, students then flip over one card from each pile and use the spinner to determine if they will add or subtract the two numbers. Then, they will record answers in the activity sheet.

### Other resources to use with this Add and Subtract with Frogs Activity

If you are using this activity, your students are probably learning about addition.

Use this Three Addend Addition Activity as an additional resource for your students.

You may introduce this activity  by reviewing fact families or practicing math facts using Addition Flash Cards.  Next, students practice solving equations. After time to work, students explain how they found the sum or difference. When you are choosing students, be sure to look for a variety of strategies! Then, students complete the activity independently or with a partner. Finally, students can write their own word problems to match the equations from the problem.

Be sure to check out more Addition Activities.

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