This double set of task cards includes a set for addition and a set for subtraction. The 64 cards feature mostly three-digit problems with regrouping. To add a little fun (and some practice with geometry and following directions), these sets feature a unique, “Fun Shapes” student answer sheet. The answer sheet is the same for both sets as are the directions in the speech bubbles. This means that you can mix and match cards to make mixed sets of addition and subtraction. However, should you choose to do this, you will need to make your own answer key. Answer keys are provided for each set. The two sets are are color-coded for easy organization.
While many students will enjoy the fun answer sheet, some may find it difficult to transition from solving the problem to finding the correct shape for the answer. Those students will benefit by writing the answer directly on the cards (with dry erase pens) or on numbered scratch paper, and then transferring their answers to the answer sheet. One fun way to use these cards would be to put them in different places around the classroom and have students move from place to place until they have completed the answer sheet.
This download includes:
32 Addition Task Cards (yellow)
32 Subtraction Task Cards (green)
Cover Card and 3 Challenge Cards for each set
Fun Shapes Student Answer Sheet
These sets are aligned with the following Common Core Standards:
CCSS.Math.Content.3.NBT.A.2 Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
CCSS.Math.Content.4.NBT.B.4 Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
Printing and Cutting:
These cards were made to be printed in color, but will print out fine in gray scale too. They should print out with even margins around the cards; however, because every printer is different, it is possible that you may need to adjust your printer settings. Selecting “actual size” or adjusting the size percentage should do the trick. Cut the cards apart using the dotted guidelines (discarding the bottom strip). Laminate if possible. Another option is to print on cardstock. Cards can be stored in bins, baggies, folders, or envelopes. You could also punch a hole in one corner and put them all on a ring. These cards will also fit perfectly into a 4×6 photo album.
Task Cards for a variety of topics can be found in the Task Card section.