Here is a challenging and fun way to practice several math facts skills. Each of these 32 balance the equation task cards features two equal equations with one missing number. The equations are a mix of addition and subtraction within 100, with regrouping. The missing number appears equally in each of the four positions.
Answer key, student answer sheet, and a cover card are also included. In addition, there is also a card for students to create their own equations. These cards would work well for use at math centers, as test prep, or with the whole class in a game such as scoot.
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.
Similar task cards are available for different level.
Common Core Standards Addressed
CCSS.Math.Content.2.OA.B.2 Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.2 By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.
CCSS.Math.Content.2.NBT.B.5 Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
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.
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