If your kids are like mine, anything with dinosaurs is a major hit. These dinosaur addition cards are a fabulous way to work on adding basic math facts up to the number 20. This activity is great for pre-k, kindergarten, and first-grade kids.

Since math is a concrete subject and not abstract, it should be taught in a hands-on manner with lots of manipulatives. Using manipulatives allows us to have a better understanding of what numbers mean so we are better prepared for abstract math concepts like number equations. The hands-on tools are also incredibly beneficial for our tactile learners.

This Dinosaur Addition Activity is an engaging way to combine hands-on math with abstract equations.

Instructions
• Laminate and cut the Dinosaur Addition Cards
• Using dry erase marker, write numbers in the circles to create an addition problem, for example, 5+4 =
• Using the dinosaur pieces to fill in the tens frame to solve the equation
• Count how many dinosaurs are on the tens frames and write the solution in the equation
Tips:
• Make sure the solution to your equation does not exceed 20 as there are only 20 spots on the tens frame
• I have also included an additional card that only goes up to 10 so you can differentiate based on your child's needs
• If your kids are like mine and they like to peel off laminate, you may want to cut, then laminate, then cut again

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