In the beginning of second grade, before moving on to equations within 100, it’s important to fluently add and subtract within 20 (common core standard CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.OA.B.2). Today’s game helps make it fun: Addition and Subtraction within 20 Apple Board Game!
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Materials for Addition and Subtraction within 20 Apple Board Game
- Printable file (below).
- One sheet of paper.
- Laminator, laminating pouch (optional).
- Game piece for each player.
- 4- or 6-sided die.
- 20-sided die.
What’s in the printable PDF file?
The file you can download below includes two versions of the gameboard: One with instructions right on the page and one with no instructions. The instructions reference a 4-sided die but you can easily use the version with no instructions and use a 6-sided die. The game does usually last a little longer with a 4-sided die 🙂
To play the game, players place their game pieces on the “Start” space. They take turns rolling the 4- or 6-sided die and moving their game pieces the appropriate number of spaces. They then roll the 20-sided die and make an addition or subtraction sentence with that number whose result is the number on the space they landed on. Repeat until you reach the “Finish” space.
The VIP file for this game includes a lot of extra content: More different versions of the board game, number cards you can use instead of the 20-sided die, a recording sheet, and black and white versions of everything. If you’ve been planning on becoming a VIP member, now is the perfect time. But if you’re not ready, you have the option of buying this VIP file only in my shop. Here’s a sneak peek at all of the pages:
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Like the clip art?
Apple Addition Board Game uses the same gameboard.
Are you looking for more addition activities? Here are a few I’ve picked out for you!
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