Hands-On Adding with Flashcards and Erasers

We have been working various math facts with my youngest. She is just starting some simple math activities. We have been working her addition many different ways.

Today, I wanted to show you one hands-on way that we have been using the addition flashcards and erasers. My girls have loved doing this type of math.

Plus this makes the math very much a hands-on activity and not just memorizing flash cards.

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Math facts are something all kids should learn. Memorizing the cards is not always fun to do. I love to change up how we use our flash cards. Plus any way that you can add another way to use the flashcards give an additional memory to help learn the math fact.

This activity is a great fine motor activity as well. I love changing up the type of materials that we use for this.

What you need for this activity: addition flashcards and at least 3 different colored erasers (We got ours in the Target Dollar Section).

Hands-On Adding with Flashcards and Erasers - 3Dinosaurs.com

First, she pulls out a flashcard from the stack. She then stacks the numbers of erasers to math the first number on the card.

Hands-On Adding with Flashcards and Erasers - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then she stacks the second number erasers on top of the first. She uses a different color eraser so we can see the addition.

Hands-On Adding with Flashcards and Erasers - 3Dinosaurs.com

Afterward, she uses stack the erasers and checked to make sure she did her addition correctly. This is an easy way to check their answers on their own. I have her say 2 plus 4 equals 6.

Hands-On Adding with Flashcards and Erasers - 3Dinosaurs.com

This is really great fine motor work for kids to do. Plus they have to make sure the stack is balanced as the numbers go up.

Hands-On Adding with Flashcards and Erasers - 3Dinosaurs.com

You can also use this a way to look at how the numbers even in different orders (example: 3+1 & 1+3), still add up to the same number. You can also use this with different numbers (example: 7+1 & 4+4).

Hands-On Adding with Flashcards and Erasers - 3Dinosaurs.com

Check out these other addition printables and activities.

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Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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