Adding & Subtracting Rational Numbers | Doodle Math: Twist on Color by Number


Students practice adding and subtracting rational numbers including fractions, decimals, and integers with this Add & Subtract Rational Numbers Doodle & Color by Number resource. Contains 6 levels for easy differentiation with 48 questions total. The levels are divided into 2 sets: Set A involves positive rational numbers, and Set B involves positive and negative rational numbers. For each set, there’s three levels of problems: Level 1 involves adding, Level 2 involves subtracting, and Level 3 involves adding and subtracting. These zero prep printable worksheets are great for emergency sub plans, math centers, independent practice, review, math lesson, homework, and bulletin board decorations.

Why you'll love this

It's a fresh twist on color by number or color by code. Each correct answer unlocks a doodle pattern students can use to complete a mystery image with the colors of their choice. They keep students engaged, free up your time for differentiation, and look great as classroom decorations.

CCSS Standards: 7.NS.A.1

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What’s included:

  1. Level A.1. Adding positive rational numbers. - 8 problems

  2. Level A.2. Subtracting positive rational numbers. - 8 problems

  3. Level A.3. Adding and subtracting positive rational numbers. - 8 problems

  4. Level B.1. Adding positive and negative rational numbers. - 8 problems

  5. Level B.2. Subtracting positive and negative rational numbers. - 8 problems

  6. Level B.3. Adding and subtracting and negative positive rational numbers. - 8 problems

  7. Image sheet. The image has a fun balloon and house theme perfect for any time of year. Students fill in the designated sections for doodling.

  8. Answer key. Included for both the problems and the image sheet.

What teachers say about my Doodle & Color by Number activities:

  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This was difficult for my accelerated students! I loved it and so did they! They found trying to doodle the drawing and win ‘the best doodler’ fun. Students were engaged with the math, but also with their creativity.” - Kay Y.

  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I loved that this activity had different levels. I used the 2 different levels with as an on-grade level support and a below-grade level support.” – Cristin B.

  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This was a great review for my 6th graders. This helped to keep them engaged while I worked with small groups.” – Ashley B.

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