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.
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.
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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 🙂
I’m happy to help! Most of the number and letter writing practice we’ve done has come from the activity packs here:
Before that, we worked our way through the fine motor activities in this set:
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! 🙂
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashley // Happiness Ambassador
I’ve had trouble reaching some links this morning as well. This one doesn’t work. It goes to a page that is no longer available. My system is up to date and some games will load however, this is one of several I’ve tried today that has a missing link.
Oh no! We never want that Laurie! We have updated that link! Here is that link again!
Let me know if you are not able to download it. I can send it over in an email!
Kaylee // Playdough to Plato Team