Digital Addition & Subtraction activities for kindergarten
Digital addition and subtraction activities for Seesaw and Google Slides! Digital slides to practice addition and subtraction in whole-group, small-group, or as an intervention.
Learning foundational mathematics at a young age is an important part of a child’s development. In Kindergarten, learning addition and subtraction improves problem-solving skills, number sense, and better prepares students with math concepts that are essential for success. These addition and subtraction activities are a great way to reinforce and practice those skills.
seesaw & google Slides
Each lesson has been preloaded to Seesaw and Google Slides. This makes it easy for students to be able to follow along and interact with you during instruction.
By clicking each link, you can easily add the Seesaw activities to your library so you can quickly assign the slides when needed. The Google Slides link will prompt you to make a copy, where you can then add these activities to Google Classroom.
How do i use these digital math activities?
Building a foundation with the understanding of addition and subtraction skills will set students up for success as they enter first grade and beyond. These addition and subtraction activities are great resources for young learners to not only practice and strengthen their understanding of foundational math skills, but also to have fun while doing so!
The digital slides were created as a resource for teachers to use during math instruction. We intended these activities to be teacher-led, not just assigned to students. Along with teacher support, the slides can be used to practice specific skills. So how would a lesson with these activities look?
We’ve included fluency flash cards in PowerPoint files. This is an excellent way to start your lesson. There are 20 PowerPoint files for both addition and subtraction so you can review more difficult equations as you progress through the lessons. I also added the fluency files to my YouTube Channel! This is a great option if you want to change playback speed of the slides.
After a warm-up, you are ready to introduce the concept and allow students to begin practicing the skill. Inside the addition and subtraction units, you will also find practice mats. These are available in a PowerPoint, but also were preloaded into Seesaw and Google Slides. Use the practice mats during your instruction to help you teach and build an understanding of the specific skill.
There are not directions for all of the practice mats. They are open-ended for you to give students different scenarios. So for example, on the addition mat for lessons 1-6 there are cubes for to students to build combinations of numbers. You might say something like this, “There are 3 green cubes and 4 purple cubes”. Students then add the number of cubes to the number bond and solve the problem. These activities can also be done with hands-on manipulatives.
For the frog subtraction mat for lessons 1-4, you will notice there is also a song to go along with it. As the teacher, simply add in numbers to create different subtraction problems for your students. You don’t have to use the song and might say something like this, “There were 4 frogs at the pond, but 2 frogs hopped away. How many frogs are at the pond now”. You get to decide how to use these practice mats and what works best for your students!
Some of the other mats include a video dice that students can click to roll. So for those, students would click the dice and show that number on their ten frame. Then they would roll the dice again to know how many to take away or add (depending if your doing addition or subtraction). Students can finish the problem by writing the complete equation. Once again, these types of practice activities can be done with hands-on manipulatives.
Once you feel confident that your students are ready for additional problems, you can introduce the digital slides. We recommend showing the PowerPoints on your SmartBoard or display screen in your classroom and using these activities for further instruction of the addition or subtraction skill. Students can use their individual devices during this time to follow along with you and complete the activities as well.
We also included teacher activity cards. You can read the prompt out loud and give students the time to complete the problem. A nice way to organize the activity cards is to print them out and keep them on a ring binder.
The digital addition and subtraction activities are bundled together, along with other sets of math digital activities, and can be found here:
The individual sets can be purchased on TPT. Here are the links for you: