Difference (Grid Games)


Difference (Grid Games) includes two board games where the difference between two numbers (1 – 10) is found. 


Difference (Grid Games) includes two board games from the Operation Grid Games: Addition and Subtraction series.

The two included games are Difference: Line of Four and Difference: Three lots of Three.

As they play these games, students will find the difference between two numbers (1 – 10) and will practise recalling these differences.


1 printable document with 4 pages in PDF format:

  • Difference – Game Board
  • Difference: Line of Four – Instructions
  • Difference: Three lots of Three – Instructions
  • Three lots of Three – Scoresheet

Number of Players: 2 or 3 players

Additional Equipment required to play the games:

  • 2 ten-sided dice
  • 25 coloured counters for each player

The Problem Solver’s Toolkit contains all equipment required to play the games – and more!

Support Material Available:

Difference (Support) may be purchased to use alongside these games to give students a hands-on way of finding the difference between two numbers.

Target Group:

  • Australian Syllabus Reference: ACMNA015, ACMNA030, ACMNA055 (Year 1–3)
  • NSW Syllabus Reference: MA1-5NA (Stage 1)

*Games may be used to reinforce and build on skills in older years.

Operation Grid Games YouTube and Free Overview:

Difference (Grid Games) is part of the Operation Grid Games – Addition and Subtraction collection.

A quick reference for teachers, including a contents page, recommendations for how to best use the activities in this series and a summary of learning intentions and syllabus outcomes may be downloaded here:

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A video giving an overview of the range of activities available in Operation Grid Games may be viewed here:



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