Addition Clip Cards: Hands-On Addition Activities for Addition Fluency to 20

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1st - 2nd
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In these interactive and engaging hands-on addition activities, students will answer basic addition facts (adding 1-10) by clipping a clothespin or a paperclip to the correct number.


“This worked great for math centers and I was able to differentiate for my students!”

“I really like the ease of making and using these cards. I love that they can be made self-correcting. Very important to me. Very reasonable price for how much use my students will get out of these.”

“Perfect for fact fluency center! Thanks!”

“Clip cards!! Love them! My kids have so much fun checking their work and feel good that they can complete it independently.”

Math fact fluency is a must in today’s classroom and this hands-on learning activity will get your students motivated and excited to practice addition facts to 20.

Teachers have successfully used these Addition Clip Cards in math centers / math stations, as an activity for fast finishers and as an independent practice task. Math Clip Cards are also a great activity for supporting students who need a little extra practice in order to develop addition fact fluency.

These activities are recommended for first grade and second grade but may be suitable for students in other year levels. Please download the preview for a closer look and to determine if this resource is suitable for your students.


  • 110 printable addition clip cards
  • Teachers’ Notes- including instructions for preparing and using the activity in your classroom


  • Math centers / math stations
  • Fast finishers activities
  • Independent work
  • Extra addition fact practice


  • Minimal prep required- simply print the clip cards, cut them out and they are ready to go. To make the activity into a self-checking activity, simply mark the back of the correct answer on each card with a sticker or a colored dot.
  • Differentiation- students can be given the set of clip cards (for example, adding 2 or adding 7) that is most suited to their ability level.
  • Economical to print- I have purposely not included color in the design of the clip cards to help you minimize your printing costs. They look great printed on color paper instead!



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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.
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 - 1 = 9); using the relationship between addition and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 - 8 = 4); and creating equivalent but easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6 + 7 by creating the known equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13).


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