Ocean Teen Numbers Activity
Teen numbers are one of the most important skills learned in kindergarten and first grade. As students begin identifying, counting, and writing teen numbers in kindergarten, they begin to learn more about base ten and decomposing teen numbers. This digital ocean teen numbers activity will help students practice many math skills with numbers 11-20.
They’ll practice counting, writing numbers, decomposing teen numbers, finding number pairs, and will even work on early addition skills as they work with ten frames. There are 18 slides of practice, giving students multiple opportunities to work on their teen numbers and number sense skills.
This activity can be used in a variety of ways from whole group instruction to differentiated small groups, mini lessons, math centers, independent practice, technology centers, and even learning at home. If you use guided math in your kindergarten classroom or first grade classroom, this would be a great math station option during your rotations.
However your students practice, you can be sure they’ll be having fun and learning with this ocean-themed math game.
You can use this activity all spring and summer long at school and at home, making it an excellent end of year review activity or practice activity for your students to use over the summer.
Setting Up the Ocean Teen Numbers 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 Math 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.
Teaching Teen Numbers
This digital ocean teen numbers activity is so versatile and easy to use. There are two different options for using this activity with your students. For each option, there are 9 slides, giving students a total of 18 slides.
For the first option, students will count on from 10, dragging the correct number of fish into the bottom ten frame to match the addend shown. Then, they’ll type the teen number they made in the box to represent the sum.
In this option, students are practicing number matching by looking at the addend and filling in the ten frame to match. This will help them learn more about 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 fish into the bottom ten frame to reach the sum shown in the box. Then, they will fill in the missing addend in the missing addend box.
In this option, students are using their fine motor skills to drag and drop the fish, working to solve for the missing addend. This helps them think critically as they count on.
Differentiating the Teen Number Activity
This teen number activity can be differentiated in many ways to work as a kindergarten math activity or a first grade math activity.
To offer more teacher guidance and support, you can complete this activity during whole group or small group instruction. Students can be leveled by skill in order to allow you to assign the slides they need and offer support at their level. You can even use this as a mini-lesson activity to reteach or review the concepts of teen numbers, counting on, and missing addends.
On the other hand, you may have students who don’t need as much support and are ready for a challenge. They can complete the activity independently using either the first option, second option, or both options. You can even mix up the slides allowing them to practice both options.
I like to encourage my students to point and count aloud, especially the first few times. This helps them practice one to one correspondence and tracking as they count on.
I hope your students have fun practicing with this digital ocean teen numbers activity all spring and summer long. I hope they come back to school the next year with a strong number sense and a greater understanding of teen numbers.
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Click the button below to grab your copy of the Free Ocean Teen Numbers activity for Google Slides and Seesaw.