Tens Facts


The purpose of this activity is to help your child learn addition facts with multiples of ten. For example, 70 + 70 = 140.

Link to Number Framework:

Number Facts, Stage 5.

What you need:

  • A set of cards with the face cards and number ten in each suit removed.
  • 2 pieces of paper, with a “0" drawn on the right hand side.

What to do:

  • Shuffle the cards and place them in a pile face down.
  • Take 2 cards and place them on the left hand side of each piece of paper. This forms 2 numbers that are multiples of ten. For example 70 and 60 are shown as: 
  • tenfacts1.
  • Ask your child to add the 2 numbers together.
  • Repeat using other cards to make other addition problems. Take turns with your child to deal out the cards and solve the problems.

What to expect your child to do:

  • Use the addition facts they know to help them find the answers. For example, if they know 4 + 8 is 12, they can use this to identify that 40 + 80 = 120.

Related Māori vocab:

tens numbertau ngahuru
addtāpiri (-a)
solution, answerotinga

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