Digital Firefly Addition to 10 Math Activity

Working on addition skills? This digital firefly addition to 10 activity is the perfect, interactive way to practice in kindergarten and first grade.

Digital Firefly Addition to 10 Activity

This digital firefly addition to 10 math activity is the perfect way to practice addition skills and problem-solving all spring and summer long. If you don’t have access to printable recording sheets or hands-on manipulatives, you can add this activity to your lesson plans or send it to your students to practice at home via Google Slides or Seesaw.

This activity is perfect way to practice multiple math skills. Students will practice counting, identifying numbers, and working on addition skills all in one fun and engaging activity. As they learn to add, they’ll build up their number sense too.

For this activity, students will use the pictures on the digital slides to help them build and solve a simple addition sentence within 10. They’ll use digital number tiles to build and solve the equation.

As students count the fireflies and drag and drop the number tiles, they’ll also work on one-to-one correspondence.

This activity has simple directions and is very user-friendly. This makes it easy to add to your lessons at anytime of day.

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 Firefly Addition 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.

For this firefly addition to 10 activity, students will look at the 2 jars of fireflies and count the number of fireflies in each jar. Next, they’ll drag and drop the digital number tiles into the boxes to create an addition sentence. Then, they’ll count the number of fireflies in all, dragging the final number tile into the box to complete the equation.

There are various combinations of numbers pairs included, all adding numbers with sums within 10. The first 4 slides are addition facts within 5 and the rest are addition facts within 10. There are 17 slides total.

This activity gives students meaningful practice not only with problem-solving and finding the numbers needed in the equation, but also with building equations and learning where the addition and equal sign goes.

This digital firefly addition to 10 activity would be perfect to use during whole group instruction when introducing addition. It would also be a great review during small groups, math stations, independent practice, early finisher work, or at the end of the school year.

This firefly addition to 10 activity also encourages the students to pay attention to detail. The number of fireflies in the jars is always changing on each slide. Sometimes the first jar has more and sometimes the second jar has more. There are even slides that work on adding zero, so a jar may have no fireflies. This helps them use their critical thinking skills as well.

Options for Differentiation

You can easily differentiate this activity by reordering the slides to put all of the addition problems in order based on their sums. This makes it easier for students to work their way up to more challenging equations.

Another way to differentiate is to split your students into small groups based on the level they are practicing at. You may have a small group of students working on addition within 5 while another group is working on addition within 10.

Another way to differentiate is by deleting slides if you have students who are overwhelmed by all 17 slides. You can always re-assign the activity with all 17 slides later when they’re ready for it.

If you do have access to manipulatives, students can always use a ten frame to model the equation. You can even extend the learning by having the students write the equation on a whiteboard or piece of paper.

I hope your students enjoy practicing their addition facts this spring and summer with this digital firefly addition to 10 activity. This is the perfect way to review skills at the end of the year and encourage learning all summer long!

Click the button below to grab your FREE copy of the Digital Firefly Addition to 10 Activity for Google Slides and Seesaw.

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