Ten frames are a terrific tool for early numeracy! They provide an effective transition between the concrete and abstract stages of development, and are also a tool for mentally organizing quantities.They're great to use as flashcards for instant number recognition (subitizing), to introduce place value in the Base Ten system, and as tools for composing and decomposing ten.
Play games with ten frames, such as sequencing, memory/ concentration games, and the six games included in this resource:
Sunny Day Spin
Take 6, Put 6
Twin Pops Roll and Add
Summertime is Picnic Time
Summer Days Three in a Row
Fruit Salad Three in a Row
This seasonal set includes ten frames for sand pails, watermelon, beach bears, ice cream cones, sunshine, and popsicles. Each set has a full-color version and another with reduced color as an ink-saving option. Two sets of numeral cards are also included.
In addition to ten frames with traditional counter placement, additional cards have been included with each set. Use these cards as optional supplements, to build your students' understanding of odd and even numbers and to help students visualize addition strategies for doubles and doubles plus one.
I'm proud to have been a teacher for 26 years, with most of my experience and my happiest days spent in the primary grades. I've taught Reading Recovery, Basic Skills, first grade, and even a first grade literacy intervention class. As a big believer in hands-on learning, you'll see that center activities and games are among my favorite resources to create! Student engagement is key to learning that lasts, so I strive to create differentiated fun activities that will keep your students excited about learning!