Ten-Frames – A Games Approach to Number Sense

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"How can you help students visualize numbers in a way that is compatible with our base-ten number system?" The answer is simple: use ten-frames. Whether they're being used as a part of classroom routines or as instructional tools, this math model offers a wealth of opportunities for developing number sense in young mathematicians. Starting with an overview of how to introduce ten-frames to your class, this teaching guide goes on to provide a list of games that can be supplemented into primary grade math lessons. An excellent resource that allows teachers to provide fun, engaging, and meaningful learning activities for their students.

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CCSS: Adaptable
  • Each activity offers adaptations for meeting the needs of all learners
  • Provides an explanation of the big math ideas that ten-frames can be used to teach
  • Requires the teacher to create class sets of ten-frames