Digital Flower Missing Addends Activity
Working on addition isn’t all about mastering math facts. Students must also learn the deeper meaning behind the concept of addition. This will help them to master word problems and find missing addends. This is a key skill in kindergarten and first grade math.
This digital flower missing addends activity will allow students to practice finding missing addends in addition sentences to 10. With 18 digital slides to practice with, your students will gain confidence in finding missing addends. They’ll be well on their way to solving more complex word problems.
Students will use their problem-solving skills to find the missing addend in the equation and complete the equation using the digital flower number tiles.
This digital flower missing addend math game is perfect for a technology math center at school, a spiral review during morning work, an early finisher activity, or even a distance learning activity. It can be used with both Google Slides and Seesaw, making it very easy to assign to your students.
Setting Up the Flower Missing Addends 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 Flower Missing Addends 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 on Problem-Solving
This digital flower missing addend math game is interactive and effective, all in one. Students will enjoy dragging and dropping the flower pieces on the spring-themed digital slides. As they do so, they’ll be using critical thinking and problem-solving skills to determine the missing addend in each addition equation. This will require them to use their prior knowledge of number pairs and counting on.
To play this flower missing addend game, students will look at the addition equation on the screen. They’ll look at the first addend and the sum. Students will use a strategy such as counting on, modeling, or subtracting the addend from the sum to determine what the missing addend is. Then, they’ll drag and drop the correct flower pieces to complete the addition equation.
Once completed, I like to have my students read the equation aloud. There is so much power in simply saying something aloud and learning from that auditory element.
Differentiating the Flower Math Game
Another great thing about the digital flower missing addend game is that it can be used in a variety of ways to meet the needs of your students, their math skills, and your schedule. This activity can be used during your math block, as a supplemental activity, or as a way to differentiate instruction or reteach.
You can make it easier or more difficult depending on the needs of your students. If you need to make it less challenging, you can rearrange and delete slides. You may want to rearrange the slides so your students only work with sums to 5. You can delete the rest of the slides for the time being.
Additionally, for students who are ready for a challenge, you can have them complete all of the equations. You can even mix up the slides each time. For an added challenge, you can have your students come up with a word problem to match the addition equation. This will really get them thinking about that missing addend and how to solve for it.
You can structure your small groups around the level they’re at and have small groups of students working on the same set of slides. No matter how many slides they complete or what level they’re at, the directions stay consistent and so does the activity.
Since the directions are clear and concise, this activity is ideal to use anytime of day. It can be used for morning work, as a whole group skill practice activity, small group practice, math centers, independent practice, distance learning activity, early finishers and spiral review.
I hope your students love using this digital flower missing addends activity. I can’t wait to hear how their critical thinking and problem solving skills improve with this activity!
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