Groupings to 10


The purpose of this activity is to help your child to practice the addition facts to 10.

Link to the Number Framework:

Number Facts, Stage 0-3

What you need:

Activity card (PDF,36KB) . You can print these or make your own.
Cardboard. (Old cereal boxes are good)
A paperclip.

What to do:

Glue the activity card on to cardboard.
Show your child the activity card and explain it is ten numbers long.
Move the paper along the top number line from 0 to a number of your choice, for example 4. Ask your child to move their finger along the bottom number line until they reach the same point, for example 6.
Explain that if you move 4 then they need to move 6 to be on the same place. Write together the number fact, 4 + 6 = 10.

What to expect your child to do:

To correctly generate the pairs that add to 10.


When your child can easily do the activity cut off the bottom number line and ask if they can work out the missing number in the pair.

Related Māori vocab:

tāpiri (hia)
takirua tau
number pair
kini pepa
paper clip

Download a file of this activity:

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Download a file of this activity including questions to ask in Māori:

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Download a Pasifika version of this activity:

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