Composing and decomposing 5s and 10s are an essential skill that is at the foundation of mathematics. Students need to practice these skills to perfect them and develop number sense. Make 5 and Make 10 are math games that can provide that practice in guided math, or in math centers or workstations.
Students spin the spinner and draw or place that many counters onto the number frame. They also record the number on the sentence frame or equation below it. Then they need to decide and record how many more counters they would need to make 5 (or 10 depending on which game they play). They tell their partner and finish filling the number frame and the equation or sentence frame.
If students have been exposed to addition they can use the addition equation, if not- they can use the sentence frame to compose the number and record it on the sentence frame.
This game can be played year round. Start with the composing mat and 5 and work all the way to recording equations that make 10 by the end of the year.
Make 5 Make 10
by Myers' Feisty Ferrets (TACMyers)
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