These hands on activities can be used in the classroom or at home to help support learning and knowledge of the combinations to ten. These activities build upon the student’s recognition and knowledge of groupings within ten, and to recognize to the combinations and separations in numbers that make ten.
RAINBOW TO 10
Colourful way to show the facts to 10
Credit: A cupcake for the teacher
ADDITION WITH HANDS
Introducing Making 10 as a set of hands instantly makes Making 10 real for the children.
Credit: Brown Bag Teacher
POOL NOODLE PARTS
Visually introduce the concept of parts and whole numbers.
ADDITION WITH PEGS
You can interchange the number on the hanger, and add or take away clothespins for sums of any number. Use for tally marks too.
MAKE 10 WITH STICKY NOTES
Children find pairs of sticky notes that equal ten and put them together in the circle.
MAKE 10 WITH PAPER CHAINS
Use two different colours of paper for a hands on math activity.
Credit: Teaching 1st grade
Make a 10 card game
Something to extend the children
MAKE 10 NUMBER FIND
Credit: Lucky to be in 1st
MAKE A 10 FLIP AND SOLVE
Credit: Lyndsey Kuster
ROBOT MATH CRAFT
Credit: babbling abbey