$1 Math Center Spotlight: Diaper Bag Dash

Help the superheroes return the stolen diaper bags! Diaper Bag Dash is a printable math center that will help your students practice using addition to subtract. Use this center to supplement any standards- based, 1st grade math curriculum! 

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Diaper Bag Dash is a subtraction math center that includes 4 activity mats & matching subtraction cards.

First Grade Common Core Math Standard: 1.OA.A.1 Use addition and subtraction within 20

Directions: Help the superheroes return the stolen diaper bags! Match each subtraction sentence to an addition sentence. Find the missing numbers. Write your work on a record sheet!

using addition to subtract
Using addition to subtract.

This printable math center includes:

  • 4 activity mats with 6 problems each & matching subtraction cards
  • “Directions” page, storage label, and a record sheet
  • Color and black & white versions to help you save on ink!
using addition to subtract
Return the stolen diaper bags by matching each subtraction sentence to an addition sentence!

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 | Subtraction Strategies
  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 subtraction strategies are available here:

subtraction strategies centers
Includes 4 printable and 1 digital center.

In case you missed it, check out last week’s math center spotlight about addition and subtraction relationships: Board the Ship.

adding and subtracting to make 11-20
Board the Ship reviews adding and subtracting to make 11-20.

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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