Winter math centers and snowmen bulletin board teach make a ten to add with +9 facts! Lots of fun January activities! This is key to understanding now only how to make a ten, but also the meaning of the equal sign. Use these math centers and craftivity to reinforce these concepts!
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Friends of Ten Memory Game--Have lots of fun learning all the ways to make ten with these fun snowmen ten-frames! Lay all the cards face down. Players take turns choosing two cards and turning them over. If the cards make a ten together, keep your match; if not turn them over again. Player with the most matches wins! Differentiate by allowing players to see all the cards right-side up, then progress to all of the cards upside down. **Knowing the pairs that make a ten is a precursor to adding and subtracting double-digits and beyond.
Snowball Fight--Spin, add and find the snowball that is equal to make a friendly ten. Three X out in a row wins! Differentiate by coloring each number in the spinner the same color as it is equal to inside each snowball. For reuse, use a glossy sheet protector and dry erase markers. For multiple play, give each player a different color marker. In color or b/w.
"Friendly 10" Snowmen Craftivity--Students create their own “friendly ten” expression to match a different expression (9+4=10+3 shown here). Display with included title printable showing links to CCS math standard!
"Make Ten to Add 9" Matching Game--Use the ten frames to add 9, and match them to the 10 + __ expression card. The one with the most matches wins! Differentiate by allowing players to see all the cards right-side up, then progress to all of the cards upside down. Optional: Print off the sun card and play “Hot Sun”! Deal out all the cards for 2 players, hold them to have the other player choose one of your cards without looking. Each match you make, make a pile. Whoever finishes with the most piles wins!
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