This relates to the NCTM standard of understanding the effects of adding and subtracting whole numbers. As students add the designated number of dots to their bugs, they can visualize the addition of two sets of numbers.
Domino Number Bond Math Activity- Engage New York Supplement
Dry erase on plastic plates, hmm. From previous pinner: Perfect for math in focus number decomposition! Use a plastic plate and you can write with dry erase! Great to teach part part whole, fact families, etc.
This math station is called "in and out". The students simply drop a handful of cubes onto the in and out board. They record the number in the circle for the first addend and the cubes outside of the circle as the addend. Then solve the number sentence.