Robot Addition Cards

These playful robot write and wipe addition cards are a motivating way to help kids learn how to write and understand addition problems.

The print and play activity is perfect to use as a math center or STEM box.

For more math fun, check out our Place Value Cover Up in our shop!

Getting Ready

To prep the activity, I printed the cards on cardstock, cut along the grey lines to separate the pieces and laminated them to make them reusable.

Then, I grabbed a Vis-a-Vis marker and baby wipe (for easy clean up), and printed the record sheet on regular copy paper.

That’s it! The prep was easy peasy.

Robot Addition Cards

Middle Brother (age 5) was eager to jump in and get started so he grabbed the top card in the stack and I walked him through the steps.

First, he counted the number of orange hex nuts on the left side of the card and wrote the addend in the circle below it.

Then, he counted the number of pink hex nuts next to it and wrote that addend in the second circle.

He added the two numbers together and viola! He wrote the sum.

After working through the first problem together, he was ready to take off on his own. One card after the next, he wrote and solved each addition problem.

And when he was through, we took the learning one step further by writing the entire equation – symbols and all! – on the record sheet.

Grab Your Set

Click the blue button below to grab your robot addition cards and then keep the math going with our Place Value Cover Up!

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4 Comments

  1. Sarah Woodrick

    Can you please tell me what you did to teach your 5 year old how to write his numbers so well? (And so tiny?) My 5 year old twin boys still struggle tremendously writing anything but especially numbers. In fact for this activity, they could easily do the addition but for the writing portion I would probably have to let them use number magnets so they didn’t get too frustrated trying to complete it. Any tips you have would be greatly appreciated! LOVE love love your blog 🙂

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  2. betty szymborski

    I press the blue button but it does not take me the the correct area. I wanted the addition robot but it takes me some where else.

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    • Ashley

      Hi Betty,
      Thanks for reaching out. I’m sorry you’re having trouble downloading. We never want that.
      I double checked the link, and the blue Download Here button should take you to the Robot Addition Cards. It is the button just above the Robot Activities Image.
      Please check out our troubleshooting video HERE for help. You’ll also want to make sure you have the most recent version of Adobe Reader Other and that you’re allowing pop ups from our site. If you still can’t get it to work, you can email me at hello@playdoughtoplato.com
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

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