This is such a great activity for my kids to practice their addition. The best part is that it is self-correcting and they can do it independently! They can either write their answers on the laminated mat or on the black and white copy.
This is a 2 tiered activity to help meet the needs of all of your students. The green cards are tier 1 and I use with my students who are working on addition problems involving the numbers 1-5. The black cards are Tier 2 and these would be for the kids who have a stronger grasp on addition and are working on numbers within 10.
In this activity the students will pick a tiered card, lay it on their addition mat, count the pictures, and then write the addition problem with a dry erase marker on their mat. Then they open the card to check to see if their number sentence matches the card.
I have also included black and white copies if you would rather have the kids fill out the recording sheet and turn in.
This activity meets the common core: