Introduce Activity

- Review counting from 1-20 with students, preferably using a visual aid such as a number wall or number rug.

- Introduce the idea of addition (i.e. “I have one super fast toy car, if I add another race car, let's count how many we have now! One car plus another car equals two cars!”

Activity

1. Stick the first Post-it equation on the flat surface (i.e. 1+2=?).

2. Explain to students how to count out the correct number of magnetic tiles and put them under each number (i.e. three magnetic tiles under the number 3).

3. After each child builds their equation, direct them to count all of the magnetic tiles under the equation to solve their addition problem.

4. Problem solved! Help students verbalize their equation (i.e. “Two plus three equals five!”) and place a Post It note with the correct answer at the end of the equation.

5. Repeat!