Math Mats help students visualize the math as they are learning and growing their math skills. They also give students the opportunity to be hands-on while learning.

**Ways to Use the Math Mats**:

- With a dry erase marker only: (The fine tip dry erase markers work better)
- You announce two numbers and the students write the numbers in each turkey, then the students complete the addition or subtraction sentence. or
- You announce two numbers and the students make dots in each turkey to represent the numbers, then the students complete the addition or subtraction sentence.

- With a dry erase marker and erasers:
- You can announce two numbers and the students put the number of erasers in each turkey, then the students complete the addition or subtraction sentence

- With a dry erase marker and dice:
- Students roll their dice, then place each die in the turkey, then the students complete the addition or subtraction sentence.
- You could use dice with 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, or 20 sided dice to differentiate your instruction.

- Students roll their dice, then place each die in the turkey, then the students complete the addition or subtraction sentence.

**Supplies**:

- erasers, candies, or other small objects
- dry erase marker and eraser
- Dice if you wish
- Valentine’s Day Addition and Subtraction Math Mats (laminate or put the printout in a page protector)