Double Digit Subtraction Centers

Today, we practiced our double-digit subtraction with some centers. We have spent the last two weeks learning about each specific strategy, and then we wrapped it up yesterday and today with my double-digit centers! Check the kids out in action!

double digit subtraction centers- hands on activities for 2-digit subtraction
double digit subtraction centers- hands on activities for 2-digit subtraction

Reordering

Here the students had to draw a number card, show that on the place value mat, then show how to knock on the tens house and ask for ten ones.

Math activity for primary students
double digit subtraction centers- hands on activities for 2-digit subtraction

Regroup or Not Regroup

Students had to solve the math problem, they sort them into regrouping or not regrouping categories. My students loved this game board activity. Most of them wanted to try to sort regrouping/non-regroup before they solved it, simply by looking at the number on top.

Math activity for primary students
double digit subtraction centers- hands on activities for 2-digit subtraction

Graphic Organizer Activity

Students had to solve math problems, then fill out a graphic organizer matching a-j where they were required to discuss why they regrouped or didn’t regroup. This introduces the algorithm to the students where they have to take a problem and plug it into a format that will line up with the correct place value. Double-Digit subtraction centers in action.

Math activity for primary students
double digit subtraction centers- hands on activities for 2-digit subtraction

Subtract Two-digits from Two-digits

This activity is similar to the previous one. It just involves two digits and two digits instead of one digit. Another great way to practice the standard algorithm.

Math activity for primary students
double digit subtraction centers- hands on activities for 2-digit subtraction

Cover All Subtraction

This game asks students to solve a subtraction problem, then cover the difference with a two-color counter. The first team to cover their board won. This was a wonderful way for students to practice the standard algorithm.

Math problems for elementary students.
double digit subtraction centers- hands on activities for 2-digit subtraction

Spin a Subtraction Problem

Use a paper clip and a pencil for your spinner, spin the first number, then the second number. This game requires them to show with cubes, then write the problem with a marker. Making them build the problem with unifix cubes helped them see the problem.

double digit subtraction centers- hands on activities for 2-digit subtraction
double digit subtraction centers- hands on activities for 2-digit subtraction

Subtraction Word Problems

Students had to solve word problems with cubes, then paper and pencil. This was a great tactile way for them to see the problem visually.

We had a wonderful time reviewing these double-digit subtraction centers games today!

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Double-Digit Subtraction Centers

Double digit subtraction centers
double digit subtraction centers- hands on activities for 2-digit subtraction

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