Spider Addition to 10 Activity
Your students are going to have a blast with this engaging spider addition to 10 digital activity. They will work to master their addition facts with this fun activity, perfect for kindergarten math or 1st-grade math.
This digital learning math activity can be used with Google Slides and Seesaw, making it very versatile and easy to use in the classroom and at home.
This learning activity would be the perfect addition to your fall or Halloween math centers. It can even be used during technology time or as an independent practice or assessment activity to work on math skills.
As students work to solve each addition problem, they will find the spider that has the matching sum and drag the spider onto the addition equation. They will use their addition, number sense, and critical thinking skills to add, find the sum amongst all of the spiders, and finish the addition sentence.
Students will be using their critical thinking skills by using the process of elimination to determine which spider sum matches the addition equations. Students will also practice using one-to-one correspondence and fine motor skills as they drag and drog the spiders on the screen.
It is almost like a game of digital addition bingo! When the game board is full and all of the spiders have been used, the students have completed the card!
Setting Up the Spider Addition 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 Spider Addition to 10 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.
Mastering Addition Facts
Students will have fun practicing their addition facts to 10 with this spider addition to 10 activity. To play, they will look at the addition equation on the digital game board. They will use the strategy that best suits their learning style to solve for the sum. Then, they will find the spider on the side of the screen that has the matching sum and drag the spider over the equation to complete the addition sentence.
Examples of strategies that students could use to solve the addition equation are:
- draw a picture
- model with manipulatives
- use a number line
- solve with a ten frame
- count on from the first number
Once all of the spiders have been used and the board is complete, students should check their work to ensure all of their equations are correct. Checking their work can be teacher-led, done in small groups, or done in partners.
Ideas for Differentiation
This digital spider activity includes 4 different addition slides with each slide having 9 different addition problems. One slide focuses on sums of 2-6, another focuses on sums of 6-8, the third slide on sums of 9-10, and the last slide focuses on mixed sums up to 10.
This makes differentiation easy! You can assign certain slides to students based on the sums they need to work on. One group of students may work on sums of 2-6 while others work on 9-10. Once students are ready for a challenge, they can complete all of the slides. Additionally, you can choose certain slides to use to assess students on their addition facts to 5 or 10.
This activity could be used as an early finisher or bell ringer activity as well. Assign 1 slide each day and by the end of the week, students will have completed all of the addition fact slides.
Some students will need a hands-on way to solve these addition problems. Providing ten-frames, manipulatives, a number line, or paper and pencil to draw a picture will be helpful for these students.
For advanced learners, they could write the addition equation on a recording sheet and even take it a step further to write the corresponding subtraction sentence if they are ready for that.
This spider addition game would be useful for:
- whole group math instruction
- math centers
- small groups
- digital stations
- distance learning
- early finisher task
- morning work/bell ringer
- addition fact assessment
- equation building assessment
- fall or Halloween-themed activities
- in addition to your spider science unit
I can’t wait to hear how much fun your students have with this spider addition to 10 digital activity. They will be math fact wizards here soon!
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