I absolutely LOVE using task cards in the classroom. However, when I am looking for task cards, I usually want my students to practice a very specific skill. That’s why I made these FREE subtraction task cards! I tried to make a wide variety of subtraction task cards so that you can find whatever you are looking for to use in your classroom. If you do not see what you need or want, leave a comment below or send me an email here! Also, if you have not used task cards before, I explain a bit more about them below. To get to the FREE subtraction task cards, just scroll to the end (it’s not long, I promise) and choose which ones to download.
What are Task Cards?
Task cards can be used in so many different ways in the classroom. In addition, they are a fun way for students to practice skills they have learned and need to review. Basically, task cards are cards with a problem or question on each one. Students look at each card and record their answers on a recording sheet. So, you only need ONE set of the cards for the whole class, and then a copy of the recording sheet for each student (or pair of students, if you choose). You can make or use them for pretty much anything you teach!
Why Should I Use Task Cards?
You should use task cards because they can help your kids practice and review any skill you have taught them. They are easy to use (especially if you get FREE printable ones, like the ones at the bottom of this post!) and students usually enjoy them. Plus, you can reuse your sets of task cards year after year because students only write on the recording sheet.
How Can I Use Subtraction Task Cards in the Classroom?
You can use subtraction task cards in the classroom in many different ways. First, I suggest printing them on card stock (and even laminating them) so that they last for multiple years. After printing and cutting, here are some ways you can use them:
- Hang them up around the room and have students walk around recording their answers. Students get to work at their own pace AND get in some movement. You could have students work alone or in pairs. Also, you can offer a reward to students who get a certain number of answers right, which makes it kind of like a game for them!
- Use them in small groups. You could have students rotate the cards (each working on a separate card) or have everyone work on the same card and then discuss their answers.
- Play Scoot! You play this game by having one card on each desk. Then, students have a certain amount of time to work on the card at their desk. After the allotted amount of time, you say Scoot! and students move to the next desk to work on the next card.
- Have them as an early finisher activity. When students finish early, them could get the cards and work on some. You could even offer an incentive for students who turn in a completed answer sheet.
FREE Subtraction Task Cards
Here are the subtraction task cards I have created. Look at the list and choose which ones you want to use in your classroom. If you do not see what you need or want, leave a comment below or send me an email here. Enjoy!