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After learning to count and mastering one to one correspondence, the next logical step for most children is learning to add two groups of objects together.
This can obviously be done by grabbing some manipulatives and giving your students a hands-on way to practice.
But if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to practice addition without all of the extra supplies, this digital counting fingers addition activity is the perfect place to start!
Learning to Add
When you first introduce the concept of addition to your children, it can be beneficial to do so with the use of manipulatives.
This not only gives kids something tangible to count and add, but it can also help keep them focused.
You’ll also want to start small.
You would easily overwhelm and frustrate your students if you asked them to go from counting to double-digit addition.
Instead, we typically start with single-digit numbers that add up to no more than ten.
This gives children a chance to figure out the basics of addition while using numbers that are small enough to be manageable if they are using manipulatives or their fingers (which most children will do).
Once they understand the concept of addition and simply need some extra practice, digital activities like this digital counting fingers addition activity become perfect!
Counting and Adding
This simple addition activity is such a fun and easy way to practice solving basic addition problems.
With counting fingers and colorful number blocks, your students will have a blast counting the fingers on each hand and adding the two groups together.
When they’re done with that, they’ll drag the numbers to the correct spots to complete the addition sentence.
And they’ll do it all on whichever platform works best for you as this digital activity is available on all three big digital platforms – Boom Learning, Google Slides, and Seesaw.
Now, as always, the Boom deck version of this activity is self-checking and gives your students instant feedback on their answers.
Google Slides and Seesaw, however, are not.
For these platforms, you will need to check your students’ work yourself, but that provides you with another fantastic opportunity to talk with your students about addition while going over any problems that they may have missed.