Fish Shop - Subtraction

Fish Shop - Subtraction Math Game

Content Skill: Subtraction        
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.2.OA.B.2 - Fluently subtract within 20 using mental strategies.  By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.


Today is your first day on the job at the fantastic Fish Shop. Learn the subtraction facts and have fun doing it.  In Fish Shop, you answer subtraction problems to sell fish.  You answer the subtraction problem by scooping a fish from the correct tank.  Be sure not to take the wrong fish.  It will make the customer unhappy and after too many mistakes the customer will leave.

So grab your net and scoop some fish!


Fish Shop Subtraction Step 1After the game finishes loading, you're welcomed to the Fantastic Fish Shop. Choose the level by clicking on EASY, MEDIUM, or HARD.
Fish Shop Subtraction Step 2Next, choose the fact families you would like to practice.  Once you have selected which facts you would like to practice, click on START!
Fish Shop Subtraction Step 3 Now comes the fun part. Customers will begin coming into the fish shop.  Answer the subtraction questions correctly by clicking on the fish tank represented by the correct answer, and you'll give the kid the fish they're looking for.  Answer the subtraction problem wrong and you'll give the kid a fish they didn't want.  You'll see their facial expression change when they don't get what they want.  If you answer the question wrong two times the kids will leave.  Notice there's a indicator at the bottom left telling you how many customers have been happy or sad.  And there's an indicator telling you how many customers are left in this level.
Fish Shop Subtraction Step 4 After you successfully answered all the subtraction questions from level one, you now go to level two. But before you go to level two, you get to choose a new background for the fish shop.  Click one of the three backgrounds and you'll see the background change.
Fish Shop Subtraction Step 5 This screen will let you know that level two is a little tougher because you'll have to answer to two subtraction questions for every kid.  Click the start button to move on.
Fish Shop Subtraction Step 6 Now you need to answer the first subtraction equation represented by the fish at the bottom.  Then, after successfully answering the first subtraction problem, answer the second one.  (Answer the bottom question first.)
Fish Shop Subtraction Step 7 After you finish level two, you will be able to now select the fish tank that will be shown in level III. Click one of the three fish tanks to move on.
Fish Shop Subtraction Step 8 This screen lets you know that these kids are pretty picky. Click the start button to get started answering questions in level III.
Fish Shop Subtraction Step 9 After you finish level III, you will see this congratulations screen letting you know that you have passed all three levels of the Fish Shop subtraction game. If you'd like to play again, simply click the "Play Again" button.