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#### Printable Maths Equations **Baseboards**

- These baseboard kits are used for children to
**practice representing maths equations** using hands-on materials

## Downloads

**Apple Tree Baseboard**

**Apple Tree Baseboard (Sample)**

**Equation Baseboards Instructions (Sample)**

**Equation Baseboards Instructions (Sample)**

**Equation Baseboards Instructions (Sample)**

**Fruit Platter Baseboard**

**Fruit Platter Baseboard (Sample)**

**Ladybird Baseboard**

**Ladybird Baseboard (Sample)**

**Maths Equation Baseboards Instructions**

**Maths Equation Baseboards Instructions**

**Maths Equation Baseboards Instructions**

## How to use this teaching resource

**MATERIALS..**

-Copy a number of baseboards onto card and laminate.

-Copy and laminate number cards and equation cards, cut out.

-Copy blank equation cards, cut out ready for children to write their own equations on.

Count out **verbally**, and place number of ‘counters’ on baseboard to **match a single number card**.

Verbally discuss their own visual representations using the counters on the baseboards…

Verbally discuss the outcomes….

“I put 3 red apples on the tree, then I added 4 green apples. There are 7 apples altogether”.

“My ladybug has 12 spots – 5 on one side and 7 on the other.”

**Level 2 – EQUATION CARDS…**

Make visual representations to **match the addition equation cards**.

Answer the equation cards and write the equation and answers on their own paper.

Make up **their own equation cards** with answers.

Practise addition / subtraction ** ‘turn-arounds’** – start with an addition equation card and answer – find the corresponding subtraction card…eg. **4+8=12** represented on baseboard…. Now – I start with twelve, I take 4 away, I have 8 left – **12-4=8.**

**EXTENSION **

**Example…**

23 can be represented by 2 baseboards each with 10 ‘counters’ and 3 left over

55 x 3 is represented by 5 baseboards each with 3 ‘counters’

24 / 6 is represented by 24 ‘counters’ shared into 6 baseboards.

**Plastic counters** could also be used instead of the ‘counters’ provided here.

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