I walked into a 2nd grade classroom Thursday to find the students busily engaged in math workshop. Several students were working with iPads and playing what looked to be an addictive math game. I sat myself down and asked them to show it to me. The app, ** Numbers Logic Puzzle**, is a Candy Crush-like game for making ten. Players swipe neighboring number tiles that add to 10, causing the tiles to disappear and new tiles to fall into place. When I got home, I downloaded it on my iPad and gave it a go myself. Wonderfully addictive! My only complaint about the free version is that I don’t particularly like the ads for their other apps that pop up. They are not bad enough to prevent me from recommending the app, but I just wanted you to be aware of them.

**, which is also free, features comic book style graphics that will be very appealing to students. The game basically involves selecting a tile from the bottom that pairs with the tile on top to make the target sum. As players advance through levels, the tiles on the bottom rise up more quickly. If the bottom tiles reach the top tiles, it’s game over. The app is called Make 10+, because it’s so much more than making 10. Using the settings, you can change the sum, so you can differentiate play for a student’s individual number. If, for example, a student is working on combinations for 5, they can play using 5 as the target sum. Another great feature is the ability to play using dots in place of numbers. This is perfect for developing subitizing skills and offers representational support for students who aren’t quite at the abstract (symbolic) level. Overall, this app gets an A+ from me!**

__Make 10+__**is another freebie with catchy graphics and music. I’m not exactly sure about the connection between Ben Franklin and the complements of 10, but I think students will enjoy the fireworks. Two features I like about this app. First, the number line representation shows students the symmetry in the complements of ten, emphasizing patterns and leading to generalizations (the higher one addend is, the lower the other needs to be). Second, this app actually shows the friends of ten as an equation.**

__Franklin’s Friends of Ten__These are good ones. Go forth and download!! 🙂

Can’t have to many resources for friends of 10! Two other good freebies for the iPad for friends of 10 are find sums and 10 frame fill.

Tara

The Math Maniac

You are absolutely right, Tara. SUCH an important skill!! Thanks for the other suggestions. 🙂

This looks awesome, I’m going to share it with the primary teachers and on my blog linky “Classroom ‘App’lications” I hope you don’t mind!

Christy

Teaching Tales Along the Yellow Brick Road

These are great, but if you happen to come across similar apps for making tens, etc for Chromebooks, that would be awesome! I’ve looked, but haven’t been too successful! Thanks!

Yes, I am interested in games for the Chromebook, as well.

Love it!

i like this

The number logic game actually has several levels. After quite a few levels it switches to make 11, make 12 …… All the way to make 18.

My favorite “make 10” game is called “number bonds” — it uses the images of colored cuisenaire type rods to show the combinations visually at first, and then moves to the bars with no colors, and finally to numbers. It’s from the London Knowledge Lab. Great for all level learners

Thanks Doona! I was surprised how hard it was for me to adjust from making sets of ten to making elevens on the Nimber Logic Puzzle. Can’t wait to let my students try this one out. They LOVE Make 10+