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!

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.

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.

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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1. Sarah Woodrick says:

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 🙂

1. Hi Sarah,

I’m happy to help! Most of the number and letter writing practice we’ve done has come from the activity packs here:

https://www.playdoughtoplato.com/product/number-formation-pack/

And here:

https://www.playdoughtoplato.com/product/25496/

Before that, we worked our way through the fine motor activities in this set:

https://www.playdoughtoplato.com/product/fine-motor-super-pack/

I never want to overwhelm kids – especially when it’s a struggle for them – so I usually only pick 1 or 2 activities to complete each day. (That helps keep my prep work at a manageable level too!)

I hope that helps! 🙂

Malia

2. betty szymborski says:

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.

1. Ashley says:

Hi Betty,