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Computation Centers for Math Practice

These addition subtraction centers contain task cards and work mats for free computation practice in your classroom.These computation centers contain task cards and work mats for free  computation practice in your classroom.

This is another free resource for teachers from The Curriculum Corner.

This computation collection includes addition centers and subtraction centers that are colorful and more engaging for students than worksheets.

Simply print on card stock, laminate and grab some dry erase markers and you’re all set!

Our Inspiration for these Addition Centers & Subtraction Centers

Recently we were talking with a teacher about resources she needed for her classroom.

She shared that her principal was encouraging staff to go as paperless as possible.  While the thought of that might sound daunting or near impossible, we all know that funds and supplies such as copy paper are often in short demand.

We need to think outside the box when we prepare lessons and centers. We are hoping to help you create more materials you can reuse over and over again.

As a result of this conversation, we set out to create a collection to meet this need.

Subtraction & Addition Centers for Math Practice FREE from The Curriculum Corner

What You Will Find

This collection of computation practice resources includes 4 colorful work mats and SEVEN sets of computation task cards.

The following skills are addressed:

  • 2-Digit addition without regrouping
  • 2-Digit addition with regrouping,
  • 3-Digit addition with and without regrouping
  • 3 number column addition
  • 2-Digit subtraction without regrouping
  • 2-Digit subtraction with regrouping
  • 3-Digit subtraction with and without regrouping

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The materials provided are easily set up as an addition center, a subtraction center or a mixed practice center.

Students draw a card and use their dry erase marker to solve the problem on the work mats. They can then record their answers on the recording sheet provided.

Another option is to use the cards, dry erase markers and work mats in a small guided math group.

Students each choose a different card and work their problems on the mats.  You can instantly see the work and thinking of your students so you know what misunderstandings need addressed.  Provide some immediate feedback and have them choose another card to check for understanding.

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You can download this complete set of addition centers & subtraction centers here:

Computation Centers

Need additional addition and subtraction practice? Try these worksheets:

Addition Worksheets

Subtraction Worksheets

Short on some of the supplies we referenced above? We are sharing a few of our favorites below. (contains affiliate links)

Mrs. Alexis Barker

Friday 6th of October 2017

This is perfect activity to do with a small group. They can have cards that reflect areas that each kid needs practice with.


Sunday 20th of August 2017

I work in a Title 1 school with limited resources. That's why I absolutely love the idea of using laminated task cards with Expo markers, and the new ink indicators are such a life saver!


Sunday 20th of August 2017

These math center cards are perfect for 2nd grade standards!! And EXPO markers are always a hit with the kids. Excited about the indicator line!

Tammy Vander Lugt

Sunday 20th of August 2017

I am teaching a mixed grade this year and this would be a great way to differentiate. I love the work mats and the paperless method using the Expo markers!

Deborah Sarvis

Sunday 20th of August 2017

EXPO’s Dry Erase Markers would work great in all my centers.