Placemat for turtle number stories is a printable turtle-themed sheet that can be laminated and used for showing addition and subtraction stories.
Great for maths groups, the placemat can be used to follow up a whole class introduction using Ten Tiny Turtles on the interactive whiteboard.
Children place some turtles on the sand and some in the sea, then tell the matching addition fact and its turnaround.
If they cover the turtles on the sand or in the sea, they can tell a subtraction story to match.
Missing addends can also be discussed. Place a number of turtles on the placemat, cover the turtles in the sea. Tell children how many turtles there are all together and ask them to tell how many are in the sea.
Note: This placemat is also included with the interactive digital resource Ten Tiny Turtles?