Support for Counting by Tens off the Decade

Written by Donna Boucher

Donna has been a teacher, math instructional coach, interventionist, and curriculum coordinator. A frequent speaker at state and national conferences, she shares her love for math with a worldwide audience through her website, Math Coach’s Corner. Donna is also the co-author of Guided Math Workshop.

As I was planning with my 1st-grade teachers the other day, they said they had some kiddos who were really struggling with counting by tens off the decade (17, 27, 37, 47, etc.). They had the Tens Ladders, but that was too challenging for some kids. I suggested that maybe those kiddos needed more support from the hundred chart, so I made these hundred charts with some columns, and parts or columns, missing. These would be GREAT to use with small group instruction to hear the kiddo’s thinking. There are ten altogether—one complete hundred chart and nine partial.

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  1. Amy B

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!!!!!! LOVE 🙂
    My kids really LOVE these!
    Thanks Donna!
    Amy Burton

    • Amy B

      Ha, I did! Lucky for me your first grade teachers did too!!!!! 🙂

    • Donna Boucher

      Well, you told me you needed more skip counting by tens off the decade… 🙂

  2. T Bell

    Fabulous idea, as always! Thank you.

    • Donna Boucher

      My pleasure! 🙂

  3. Deena

    Thank you for being so generous with your ideas and work. Kids in Wisconsin have the same difficult time learning to count by tens off the decade. Your school district is so lucky to have your talent!

  4. Ellen

    You are genuinely reforming the way I teach math. Thank you so much!

    • Donna Boucher

      That is an awesome comment, Ellen, Thanks for making my Monday!!

  5. Laura Erke

    Thank you so much for your resources! I am an instructional coach in a K-8 school but my own personal teaching experiences were all middle school math. You are helping me help my teachers so often! The best part is I am able to combine my expertise with yours and help my teachers see why this work is so important for our kids as they get older!


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