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Addition and Subtraction Hands on Math Activities and Games | Grade 3-4


Product Details

This comprehensive resource is designed to provide your students with hands-on, differentiated activities to build their addition and subtraction skills, strategies and fluency. You will use this resource over and over in your Grade 3 or 4 classroom.

Tasks have been carefully created to meet ACARA standards and Common Core Standards for this grade level. Allowing students to practice these skills and facts will build proficiency, fluency, and confidence. This, in turn, will have a positive effect on their success in other mathematical strands and overall enjoyment of mathematics.


How this Pack Works:

Each activity has a task card that can be used by the teacher, parent helper or read by the students themselves (2 versions of each task card are included: an A4 poster and an A5 version that can be folded in half to create a standing sign). On every A4 poster, there is a list of resources needed for the task. Activities can be used and differentiated for the whole class, used as components of numeracy rotations or intervention activities in small groups to support or extend students.

We have also included two pages for teachers to use as a guide to differentiate each task to cater for the individual learners in your classroom.


Skills covered:

  1. Adding 3 digits
  2. Adding/Subtracting 4-digit numbers
  3. Adding/Subtracting tens to a number
  4. Bridging through 10
  5. Fact families
  6. Jump Strategy
  7. Split Strategy
  8. Subtraction with regrouping
  9. Compensation Strategy


Common Core Standards covered:

3.NBT.A.2, 4.NBT.B.4

Australian Curriculum Links:





• Differentiation Guide for teachers

• Task cards for every activity

• Pretests and Assessments

• Editable Teacher Assessment Checklist

• Instagram inspiration (teaching ideas)


13 Hands-on Activities:

  • 3 Numbers Make
  • Flip it + Add it
  • Flip it + Minus it
  • Fact Families Tic Tac Toe
  • Over the Rainbow
  • Roll & Add
  • Roll & Subtraction
  • Addition Wheels
  • Subtraction Wheels
  • Jumpometer
  • Sum it Up
  • Split the Number
  • Compensation Chatterboxes
  • Subtraction Splash


Assessment tools

  • Pretest (4 versions) + EDITABLE Template (separate file)
  • Post-test Think Board (4 versions) EDITABLE Template (separate file)
  • Assessment checklist (see separate file for EDITABLE version)


This comprehensive package integrates multiplication and division and supports students in being fluent in these facts.


❤️ What teachers are saying about this resource: ❤️

“I love how easy these games are to use. They are a perfect fit for our guided math rotations!” Pineapples and Planning

“These are so fantastic to use in small groups, or partner centers! Easy to set-up and use, while so much fun!” Katie

“So many options for consolidating knowledge of multiplication and division. My students love the games! Beautifully presented and the instructions are excellent.” Sarah

“My students loved this resource! Awesome all around!” Leah



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Product Info

Electronic download

File Type: PDF + Powerpoint

Number of pages: 125

File size: 35 MB

* Compressed Zip File





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Additional information


Addition + Subtraction, Numbers

Resource Types

Hands-on Packs, Worksheets / Printables

Grade Level

Year 3 – 4

Copyright of this material is reserved in accordance with the Copyright Act 1968. This purchase is for single classroom/home use only. Additional reproduction of part or all of this resource is prohibited without the written authority of Rainbow Sky Creations. All content and clip art in these files have been created by Rainbow Sky Creations and therefore remain the property of Rainbow Sky Creations.


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