1-2-3 Come Work With 10 Frames With Me!
Ten frames are such a visual help for little ones. I find that most of my kiddo's are visual and kinestetic learners. I provided pictures and examples of things and plenty of math manipulatives, so they could do a lot of hands-on fun. At first, children think that these are just toys; they later learn that the "toys" are wonderful learning TOOLS to help show and demonstrate math concepts.
I tried especially hard to design things with little boys in mind, as their attention span as a Y5 seemed quite a bit shorter than the girl's.
Anything to do with trucks was always a hit, so when I was fooling around with what could appropriately hold a 10-frame, that would be exciting to a boy, but fun for girls too, a semi truck came to mind.
You can print off one and laminate, to use as a "teacher-led" instruction manipulative. Simply put it up on your white board, and using a dry erase marker, fill in a new number or equation each day. By writing these on Popsicle sticks, and letting students choose them, you can keep track of what you've already covered.
Call on a student to make X's or bingo dots in the correct number of boxes. Using 2 colors to SHOW the 2 numbers in an equation, is extremely helpful. Make an extra 10 frame semi truck and put it in your Math Center, or if you are able to make an entire class set, allow students to choose the colors for their truck and add their school photo, so that it looks like they are driving their semi.
Younger students can work with single numbers to 20, while older students can work with math equations to 20.
This is a quick, easy and fun way to whole group practice and assess understanding.
I've also included 2 ten frames in one of the trucks, so that you can work with numbers greater than 10 and less than 21.
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