Some students enter middle school with less than perfect addition skills. This activity pack contains six engaging activities that will help your struggling students master the procedures for addition once and for all.
Addition Study Guide and Skills Practice
This one-page remediation sheet contains fully-explained key concepts and guided practice problems at the top, with straight-forward skill practice problems at the bottom. Use this sheet for a quick review over the skill. A SmartBoard version of this activity is also included.
Add 'Em Up Dice Game
In this game, students battle against a partner to create the largest sum. Each pair of students is given a die cube. Students roll the die to get a number and then carefully place their numbers inside and addition problem. The student who creates the largest sum wins a point for that round.
Add 'Em Up SmartBoard Game
This game is the exact same as the one above, except this version is played with the whole class on the SmartBoard. Dice are rolled and students place the given numbers into an addition problem. The largest sum wins a point. Have the entire class battle each other, or play in teams of 2-4.
Alphabet Addition Worksheet
This worksheet takes some time, but students receive a lot of good addition practice. Each letter of the alphabet is assigned a specific value. Students work to find the total cost of various math- and school-related words, as well as their own names and state. Bonus questions are included.
Close to 100 Small-Group Activity
In this competitive game, students will use regular playing cards to create numbers that are then added together. The goal is create a sum as close to 100 as possible, without going over. Subtraction skills are also practiced, as students will subtract to keep track of their scores.
Adding Whole Numbers Puzzle Worksheet
This addition puzzle worksheet contains 14 addition practice problems. The numbers range from adding with hundreds all the way up through millions. Students then find their answers in the decoder at the bottom and write the letter next to each question to solve the riddle.
All available answer keys are printed immediately following each student activity. These activities are fun, student-tested and approved, and are simple to use, just Print-and-Go!
You can read more about each individual activity on my blog
. Happy teaching!