Dinosaur Themed Addition & Subtraction Mats {Free}

Kids always need tons of practice when learning their math facts. I’m always looking for fun ideas and sometimes taking something we loved like the apple set. Then change it to a favorite theme of Dinosaurs! Yes, I have three girls that love dinosaurs.

These mats are fun to use plus they make learning as much hands-on as I can. You can spin and work on different ways to add and subtract. This is a great progression from the dinosaur counting mats. Plus you have several options for the counting objects. They are a great addition to the 31 days of printables for October this year!

Free Dinosaur Themed Addition & Subtraction Mats: adding or subtracting using numbers 1 to 10 - 3Dinosaurs.com

Each of my girls has progressed differently through their learning. I like changing something they love at a different learning level and making it. The counting mats in themes they like during the year makes learning tons of fun! Dinosaurs are a favorite and have been for years. I’m so excited for the week of dinosaur themed printables.

Each of the mats has two ten frames for doing some hands-on math. Plus an are to put the dinosaurs on with the total number of dinosaurs added or subtracted.

Free Dinosaur Themed Addition & Subtraction Mats: adding or subtracting using numbers 1 to 10 - 3Dinosaurs.com

Here is a look at how we used the mats. We used unifix cubes for the ten frames and dinosaur counters on the mats as well. There are numbers you can cut out and use on the equation or you can put the page in a sheet protectors or laminate them and use dry eraser markers to write in the equations.

Free Dinosaur Themed Addition & Subtraction Mats: adding or subtracting using numbers 1 to 10 - 3Dinosaurs.com

There is a fun volcano spinner with the set. You use a paperclip and pencil to make the spinner. When we use this on the subtraction mat, we use the bigger of the two numbers of our spins for the first number in our equation. I make sure they understand which number spun is larger. But if you want to change it up you can always use dice instead.

Free Dinosaur Themed Addition & Subtraction Mats: adding or subtracting using numbers 1 to 10 - 3Dinosaurs.com

What you will find in these printables:

  • Addition Math with 10 Frames
  • Subtraction Math with 10 Frames
  • 1 to 10 volcano spinner to use with mats
  • 20 dinosaurs for using with the mats
  • 2 sets of numbers 1 through 20
Free Dinosaur Themed Addition & Subtraction Mats: adding or subtracting using numbers 1 to 10 - 3Dinosaurs.com

Here are some items to use with these printables:

You might also want to check out these dinosaur activities & prinables:

Check out all the printables from the 31 Days of Free Printables October 2016!

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Free Dinosaur Themed Addition & Subtraction Mats: adding or subtracting using numbers 1 to 10 - 3Dinosaurs.com

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About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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