# Ten Frames

## Roll and Cover: Combinations for Ten Game

Oh, how I love easy games that are engaging for the kiddos and require low prep time! Especially when those games develop critical skills, like composing and decomposing numbers and…

## Composing 100

Ten is obviously an important benchmark in our number system. In Kindergarten, learning the combinations of the numbers up to ten is a year-long process. Ten-frames are an ideal tool…

## Easy Games for Making 5

One of the most critical relationships that young children can develop as they begin their mathematical journey is the idea that numbers can be composed and decomposed in different ways….

## Exploring Coin Relationships with Ten-Frames

In the early grades, students need to identify coins, know the values of the coins, and understand relationships between the coins (1 nickel has the same value as 5 pennies)….

## Counting to the 100th Day

It’s the beginning of the new school year, so what better time to think about the time-honored tradition of counting to the 100th Day of School? Many teachers have routines…

## Developing Part/Whole Thinking

I’ve been working with my firsties on composing and decomposing the numbers 3, 4, and 5. This post contains affiliate links, which simply means that when you use my link…

## Another Look at 2-Digit Numbers

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about working with my firsties on 2-digit numbers. ย This is a follow-up to that post. Let me reiterate that the idea of tens…

## Fast Five–Unleashing the Power of Ten Frames

My 1st graders and 2nd graders have been adding numbers using ten frames, and our work has led me to make some observations. Ten frames are powerful tools for building…

## Using the Near Doubles Strategy for Addition

Using a strategy-based approach helps students master their back addition and subtraction facts. One such strategy for tackling those harder facts, like 7 + 8, is the Near Doubles strategy….