Save the Whale


The purpose of this online activity is to help your child to learn the addition facts of 10. For example, 6+4=10, 3+7=10.

Link to the Number Framework:

Number Facts, Stages 0-3

What to do:

Follow the link below to an online activity.

Work with your child to find the bit of the pipe that will join to the existing pipe to make 10. You could help prompt by asking questions such as:

  • 1 and how many more makes 10?
  • 5 and how many more makes 10?

Help your child to count the squares to work out the length of pipe if they need to. Encourage them to remember the facts as they become more familiar with the numbers.

  • Can you remember which number joins with 2 to make 10?


What to expect your child to do:

Learn to remember numbers that add to make 10 without having to count.

Related Māori vocab:

addition facts meka tāpiritanga
add tāpiri
pipe paipa

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

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