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 flashcards.
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 flashcards. Plus any way that you can add another way to use the flashcards gives 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 hands-on flashcard activity
- addition flashcards
- 3 different colored erasers (We got ours in the Target Dollar Section)
How to do the hands-on flashcard activity
First, she pulls out a flashcard from the stack. She then stacks the numbers of erasers to math the first number on the card.
Then she stacks the second number erasers on top of the first. She uses a different color eraser so we can see the addition.
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.
This is a really great fine motor work for kids to do. Plus they have to make sure the stack is balanced as the numbers go up.
You can also use this as 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).
Check out these other addition printables and activities.
- Hands on Number Bond Mats: Addition & Subtraction
- Math Number Bond Mats: Addition & Subtraction
- Math Fact House: Addition & Subtraction
- Using Hands On Math
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com