teaching resource

A PowerPoint for students to interact with when practicing addition facts.

Have you been looking for fun ways for students to practice their basic addition facts? This interactive PowerPoint does away with worksheets and gives students the opportunity to work on their addition skills using a digital device.

This resource includes hidden photographs of some very cute animals! While students are busy adding numbers, they also become intrigued about the image lying beneath the addition problems. This is a guessing game and addition practice rolled into one!

Students are presented with an equation that they need to solve. At the bottom of the screen, there are several answers to choose from. Students click on their answer of choice. If they are correct, the equation disappears, revealing a section of a photograph beneath. At the same time, a new equation appears. If the student’s answer is incorrect, the button does not click, allowing them to try again. Little by little, as students find the answers, the photograph is revealed.

There are three differentiated slides in this PowerPoint:

• The first slide includes addition facts to 10.
• The second slide includes addition facts to 20.
• The third slide challenges students to add multiples of 10 (less than 100) and to add single-digit numbers to two-digit numbers (less than 30).

In What Ways Could This Resource Be Used?

The key to building mental calculation skills is repetition. Add a little mystery to the task of reinforcing addition skills with this interactive game.

This PowerPoint could be played individually, in small groups, or as a class. It could be used as a warm-up math game to begin a lesson or as a quick review at the end of a lesson. Try challenging your students further by including a timing component.

Make sure you view the presentation in ‘Slide Show’ mode to experience the full ‘revelation’!

If you’re looking for more resources to reinforce basic addition skills, try these:

Making 10 Match-Up Activity

A set of match-up cards to practice the addition strategy Making 10. 6 pagesGrades: K - 1

Number Talks - Fluency to 20 Task Cards

Build number sense skills with this set of 24 task cards. 24 pagesGrades: 1 - 3

Curriculum

• CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.OA.B.3

Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract.2 Examples: If 8 + 3 = 11 is known, then 3 + 8 = 11 is also known. (Commutative property of addition.) To add 2 + 6 + 4, the second two numbers can be added to make a ten, so 2 + 6 + 4 ...

• CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.OA.C.6

Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14); decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13 - 4 = 13 - 3 - 1 = 10 - ...

• CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.OA.B.2

Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.

• CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.NBT.B.5

Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.