Decomposing Numbers - Tens Frame Dot Cards

Grade Levels
PreK - 2nd, Homeschool
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A staple for understanding numbers, Decomposing Numbers to 10 with tens frames, should be a part of every preK, kindergarten, and 1st grade math routine. Build student discourse and improve number talks.

These colorful tens-frame dot cards represent the numbers 1-10 with 3 different dot arrangements. Dots are red and yellow to match the standard counter manipulatives used in classroom.

Directions, lessons and activity suggestions, and 30 dot cards are included. Simply cut, laminate, and put on a binder ring. Hang them on your morning routine, or math focus, wall for quick reference.

Other uses are math word walls, pocket charts, math centers, BUILD math, home support, number introduction, addition, and subtraction.


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14 pages
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into ten ones and some further ones, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each composition or decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 18 = 10 + 8); understand that these numbers are composed of ten ones and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.


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