Digital Ocean Missing Addends Activity
As students in kindergarten and first grade learn more about addition, they must understand the concept of missing addends. This concept will help them learn more about how addition and subtraction are connected. It will also help them as they begin solving word problems.
This digital ocean missing addends activity will give students 17 slides of practice as they work to find the missing addends in each addition sentence. The addition sentences focus on addition facts to 10.
As students practice finding missing addends, they’ll also work on key problem-solving skills. As they find the missing addends, they’ll also learn more about completing equations.
This digital ocean-themed missing addend math game is a great option for whole group or small group instruction. It can also be used as a technology station, math centers, morning work, early finishers, at-home learning, summer practice, end of the year spiral review, and more. It can be used with both Google Slides and Seesaw, making it super easy to assign to your students.
Setting Up the Ocean 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 Ocean 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.
Finding Missing Addends
This digital ocean missing addends activity is both interactive and effective for learning. Students will gain one-to-one correspondence practice as they drag and drop the fish number pieces on the ocean-themed slides to complete the addition equations.
Students will use their knowledge of number pairs and counting on to complete the equation and make it true.
To use this ocean missing addends activity, 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 fish number piece to complete the ocean addition equation.
Once completed, I like to have my students practice reading the equation aloud to the group or a partner. This helps them retain the addition facts as they say them aloud.
Ways to Differentiate
This digital ocean missing addends math game is very easy to differentiate to meet the needs of your students.
You can adjust the difficulty of the activity by rearranging or deleting slides. If you need to make it a bit easier, you can rearrange the slides to work with sums to 5 only and delete the other slides.
For students that are ready for more of a challenge, you can mix up the slides each time and have them complete all 17 slides with sums to 10.
You could also have your advanced students think of a story problem to math the addition equation. This requires them to use their brain in a whole new way.
You can split your students into small groups based on the level they’re at and assign the same set of slides to each student in the small group. No matter how many slides they have or what sums they’re working on, the directions are always the same, creating consistency for your students.
With clear and easy to follow instructions, this activity is perfect to use anytime of day and will encourage independence in your students.
I can’t wait for your students to try out this digital ocean missing addends activity. Their addition skills and problem-solving skills are going to take off!
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