Ways to Use Addition Flashcards and Subtraction Flashcards to Master Math Facts for 1st Grade Math


Math flashcards are one of my favorite methods to reinforce or teach a new math skill! They are perfect for any subject, but I especially love to use them during math. There are so many games, drills, and activities you can create using flashcards. I love using them as a way for my students to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts.


Ways to Use Addition Flashcards and Subtraction Flashcards to Master Math Facts for 1st Grade Math


Here are 3 ways to Use Math Flashcards to Master Concepts like Math Facts, Time, Fractions, and Money

1. Memory

2. Top-It


3. Mom and Pop Way 



A game of memory is a tried and true way of practicing math facts! Create a deck of math facts that your students need to review and get to playing. This is a great math activity to add to your centers or even small groups. Students will play this math fact game of memory just like the original game. 


The game of memory can also help improve student focus, concentration, thinking ahead, and short-term memory. Strengthening short-term memory can help to later convert to long-term memory mastery of math facts. Memory is wonderful for visual learners.


Top It 

Top It is a twist on the familiar game of War! Each player will be dealt an equal number of cards. The objective of the game is to flip two cards over and the player with the greatest sum or difference wins. Students can play this game again, and again as a way to practice their basic addition, subtraction, or even multiplication and division facts. 


When playing the game, guide students to tell the problem they are solving. For example 4 + 6 = 10 or 2 + 7 = 9, or 10 is greater than 9. This ensures that students are engaged in practicing their math facts and stay focused on the objective of the game. 


Mom and Pop


I love using the term “Mom and Pop” for traditional methods in the classroom. Mom and Pop ways mean it is the same way your mother and father learned math facts years ago.


The Mom and Pop way to practice math facts with students would be to use the cards as visual questions. What is 9 + 8? 


Math Flashcards for the Classroom

I absolutely LOVE using flashcards in my classroom, and I know you will too! I couldn’t always find the activities I wanted to use with my students, so I created them. Click here to access my Flashcard activities



Practice addition, subtraction, telling time, money, fractions, and even phonics all with flashcards. Print and cut the flashcards to use for a game of matching, Go Fish, or to use in center activities. The options are endless!


First and Second Grade Teachers are loving these flashcards for mastering math facts!

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Helping your students master addition and subtraction facts for instant recall and mastery can be a long process that benefits from several differentiated activities to help support all learners and their learning styles.  It’s an important skill they need to master to count with confidence! 

If you’ve ever noticed your students struggling with addition or subtraction facts, these flashcards are the perfect practice. You can use them through game format or just practice activities. Morning work, homework, small group enrichment centers, or even partner work… the opportunities are endless. Just print and go!

If you found this post helpful, check out my post on Adding Doubles Facts.

Do you use flashcards in your classroom? I would love to hear from you in the comments below.

Math Facts Addition and Subtraction Flashcard Activities for Kindergarten Math, First Grade Math and Second Grade Math Students

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