Yesterday, I posted about effective fact practice. Developing automaticity with addition and subtraction facts begins with subitizing, which is why it’s so important that our Kinder babies get a lot of practice with that skill. The next building building block is knowing combinations for 5 and 10. If a student has instant recall of 3 + 7, it sets the stage for knowing 4 + 7. That’s the idea behind teaching facts with a strategy-based approach. Here’s a quick and easy little workstation using ordinary playing cards (remove the face cards) to practice combinations for 10. Notice that by using the playing cards and ten-frames, it is a representational (from CRA) activity, which is better for conceptual understanding that abstract flash cards.

Click on the picture to download yours.  You might also like this subtraction version.

Find these making 10 activities at my TpT store:
Common Core: Number Bond Flashcards
Common Core: Number Bond Pictorial Representations
Common Core: Missing Parts Flashcards
Common Core: Make 10 Four-in-a-Row Number Combinations to 10
Common Core: Making 10 Bingo

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