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Pixie 4 - Exploring Number Facts

Reading Level: 3


Use the Selection and Spray Tools

You will now use the Selection tool and Stamp tool to demonstrate the commutative property of addition.

Click the Selection tool on the Paint panel.


Click and drag to draw a box around the last three ladybugs in the middle row.


Move the pointer over the middle of the selection.

Click and drag the selected group of ladybugs next to the equals sign.

Click the page away from the selection.

This will visually show that a group of five and a group of three equals eight.

Click the Spray tool from the options.


You will see the Spray options in the panel.

Use the pull-down menu at the top to choose Numbers.

Scroll down to find the plus (+) sign and click it.


Spray a plus (+) sign between the group of five ladybugs and the group of three ladybugs.

Click the 5 in the tool options for the spray can.

Move the pointer over the group of five ladybugs and click the mouse to spray 5.

Click the 3 in the tool options for the spray can. 

Move the pointer over the group of three ladybugs and click the mouse to spray 3.


Practice these skills on the ladybugs in the bottom row. This time, show that the addends can be in different places, so that the equation reads 3 + 5 = 8.

Click the Selection tool on the Paint panel.


Click and drag to draw a box around the last five ladybugs in the bottom row.

Move the pointer over the middle of the selection and drag so that the group of five is next to the equals sign.

Use the Spray tool to add a plus (+) symbol and the addends (3 and 5) to this equation.

You may also want to use the Selection tool to center the group of ladybugs at the top.


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