$1 Math Center Spotlight: Board the Ship

Help each pirate find his or her ship! Board the Ship is a printable math center that will help your students practice adding and subtracting to make 11-20. Use this center to supplement any standards- based, 1st grade math curriculum!

First grade math center for adding and subtracting to make 11-20

First Grade Common Core Math Standard

1.OA.D.8 Determine the unknown whole number in an addition or subtraction equation relating three whole numbers.

1.OA.A.2 Solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20

Directions: Help each pirate find his or her ship! Solve the addition and subtraction problems. Put the pirate on the matching ship. Write your work on a record sheet!

Solve the addition and subtraction problems to help each pirate find his or her ship!

This printable math center includes:

  • 2 activity mats with 15 sort cards each
  • “Directions” page, storage label, and a record sheet
  • Color and black & white versions to help you save on ink!
Practice adding 11- 20 with Board the Ship!

How to use this in your classroom:

  1. Assign as an individual, partner, or small-group center!
  2. Engage your students during targeted, small-group instruction!
  3. Invite students to use when they finish other assignments early!
  4. Prep your sub plans with ease- called away to a meeting? Unexpected sick day? Your students will love playing this math game individually, in partners/groups, or teacher vs. student on a document camera!
  5. Fill extra time at the end of a lesson with a meaningful, standards-based activity!
  6. Print black & white copies to send home with your struggling students for extra practice!

Find this center in the following bundles:

  1. First Grade Math Centers BUNDLE | Addition and Subtraction Relationships
  2. First Grade Math Centers BIG BUNDLE | Addition and Subtraction
  3. First Grade Math Centers MEGA BUNDLE | 64 Standards- Based Activities

Stop by next week for another $1 Math Center Spotlight! More first grade math centers for addition and subtraction relationships are available here:

Includes 4 printable and 1 digital center for addition and subtraction relationships.

In case you missed it, check out last week’s math center spotlight about counting and modeling numbers: Eggs on the Beach.

Eggs on the Beach reviews comparing two-digit numbers using tens and ones.

Published by Little Owl's Teacher Treats

Erika @ Little Owl’s Teacher Treats believes in creating warm, engaging classroom environments that are inclusive of all students. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Penn State University in 2008, and a Master of Arts in Mathematics Education, K-6 from Western Governors University in 2016. She also studied Reading Education at the graduate level at the University of Pittsburgh. Erika taught 5th grade for a year, but she found her true calling teaching first grade for eight years.

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