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Addition and Subtraction to 20 | Digital and Paper Activities: Friends to 20


Product Details

This Friends to 20 Pack will make teaching addition & subtraction of 1 and 2-digit numbers to 20 easy! Assist your students in becoming confident and competent little mathematicians with this jam packed DIGITAL and PRINTABLE resource.

This resource includes bright number cards and a series of 14 rigorous activities to build up your students’ fluency in number bonds to 20 (including games, reflections and open-ended problems). Activities also come in a digital version if you wish to use them for math centers or to add technology into your math lessons.

The purpose of this pack is to consolidate students’ understanding of the numbers that add up to and subtract from 20, as well as the introduction of various strategies to solve problems.

The activities focus on addition and subtraction, so students are learning about these skills simultaneously and can start to create links and transfer learning between these operations.


•Number chart

•Friends to 20 Number cards (teacher guide, number cards, operation cards)

•Reflection activity interactive notebook (+ Digital Version)

•Matching pairs to 20 (+ Digital Version)

•Adding to 20 (+ Digital Version)

•Subtraction from 20 (+ Digital Version)

•Make 20 and flip it game (+ Digital Version)

•The 20 Investigation station (+ Digital Version)

•Number Line Jump – Addition to 20 (+ Digital Version)

•Number Line Jump – Subtraction from 20 (+ Digital Version)

•Subtract from 20 – using MAB for subtraction (+ Digital Version)

•Roll and solve game

•“Spin it” game

•“Find a friend” connect four game Subtraction interactive crosses (+ Digital Version)

•Addition and Subtraction Word problems + Recording Sheet (+ Digital Version)

We hope you and your students enjoy this resource.

Ways to use this pack:

  • As a series of lessons to teach addition and subtraction using numbers up to 20
  • Differentiated small group tasks
  • Lesson starters
  • Math centres
  • Homework or take home practice
  • Fast Finisher games


❤️ What people are saying about this resource: ❤️

“This resource is worth it just for the simple number card games at the start of the pack. So simple, but easy to use to engage students in maths activities” Felicity

“My kids loved the hands on activities!” Mrs Pinata

“Lots of different activities! Can’t wait to use them! Thank you.” Ella

“Great resource to extend from friends of 10” Rochelle


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Product Info

Electronic download

File Type: PDF + Powerpoint

Number of pages: 36

File size: 53 MB

* Compressed Zip File

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