This activity is to allow students to explore all the combinations to ten. These are necessary facts to come to know as they are used as a base to derive other facts from. For example 8 + 4 = . I know 8 + 2 = 10 there’s 2 more so it’s 12
name the combinations to 10.
- Flash a ten frame at the students and then hide it. Ask students;
How many dots did you see?
How many more would you need to make 10? or
How many gaps are there?
- Check by showing the students the ten frame again. Flash a different one. This is to encourage students to image these patterns in their head without having to count the individual dots.
- Put students into pairs or small groups of 3 or 4. Each group of students will need a set of ten counters coloured different colours on each side and two blank ten frames.
- Students can take turns to shake the counters and empty them onto the floor in front of them. The counters are then sorted into the 2 colours and placed on the 2 ten frames.
- Students can record the number sentence on a piece of paper.