Working on teen numbers? This digital fall leaves teen numbers activity will give your students ample opportunities to practice this skill!
Fall Leaves Teen Numbers Activity
Working on decomposing teen numbers is an essential kindergarten and first grade math skill for students. This digital fall leaves teen numbers activity will help students learn more about teen numbers, decomposing them, finding number pairs, and working on beginning addition skills.
This activity is very versatile and can be used in different ways. Students will have fun using this activity and will be given many opportunities to work with teen numbers within this activity.
This digital number sense math activity is compatible with Google Slides and Seesaw. This allows it to be used in the classroom as a digital center or with at-home learning via online learning platform.
This activity is not specific to any fall holidays, so it can be used all season long! You may have some students ready for this activity early on in the fall while other students won’t be quite ready for it until later on. Since it is so easy to differentiate, you can use it to meet your students’ needs and skill level.
This activity can be used during small groups, math centers, independent practice, as an assessment or homework activity, or even as part of a whole group mini-lesson.
Setting Up the Fall Leaves Activity in Google Slides
Students may use Google Slides™ to do this activity.
The download file includes a detailed guide with instructions and pictures on how to use this activity with your students, but it is quite simple to do.
If you are an instructor or teacher, you will want to copy the Google Slides assignment to your Google Drive and save it as a master copy.
Make sure that you click the dropdown next to the attachment. Pick the “Make a copy for each student” option.
Setting Up this Teen Numbers Activity in Seesaw
Students can also use this activity in Seesaw, if you would like.
You will click the Seesaw specific link in the download file. When you arrive at the activity, you will need to click the “Save Activity” button. Then you will assign the activity to your students.
Working With Teen Numbers
This digital fall leaves teen numbers activity is very versatile. There are two ways to use this activity. Each set includes 9 slides, for a total of 18 activity slides.
For the first option, students will count on from 10, dragging the correct number of leaves into the bottom ten frame to match the addend. Then, they will type the teen number they made in the sum box. They will work with counting on with numbers 1-10.
In this option, students are working on putting 2 numbers together to make a teen number, thus, working on beginning addition skills.
For the second option, students will count on from 10, dragging the leaves into the bottom ten frame to reach the sum. Then, they will fill in the missing addend from numbers 1-10.
In this option, students are working to solve for the missing addend, which helps them with critical thinking and counting on skills.
These two options give students many opportunities to work with decomposing teen numbers and finding number pairs. This works their brains in different ways, which helps them develop a more well-rounded number sense as well as problem-solving skills.
The ten frames give students a great visual and the act of dragging the leaves as they count gives them a hands-on approach to learning this concept with one-to-one correspondence. By having the equal sign on the digital task card, students are also becoming more familiar with the concept of addition.
Ways to Differentiate
This teen number activity can be differentiated in many ways. This activity would be a great whole group mini-lesson at the beginning of your teen number learning unit. Students can interact with the slides and the concept with teacher guidance.
You can even structure this by having a whole group mini-lesson for counting on to make the teen number and a separate mini-lesson for finding the missing addend.
Some students may benefit from doing this activity in small, leveled groups. The teacher can then tailor instruction to meet their needs and fill in any learning gaps that students may have.
On the other hand, you may have students who are ready for a challenge and can complete the activity independently. They can either complete the first option, second option, or both options independently depending on skill level.
A good rule of thumb is to have students count out loud, especially in the beginning, to help them track the leaves they are dragging and dropping. This helps them count at a steady pace, thus, counting the correct numbers and finding the correct missing addend or sum.
I hope this engaging digital activity serves your students up some number sense learning fun as they work on decomposing teen numbers and finding sums.
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