Make Ten to Add +9 Snowman Winter Activities

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Make 10 to add is a great addition strategy with these winter math centers and snowman bulletin board to make a ten to add with +9 facts! Lots of fun activities for December, January or any Winter months! 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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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Understand the meaning of the equal sign, and determine if equations involving addition and subtraction are true or false. For example, which of the following equations are true and which are false? 6 = 6, 7 = 8 - 1, 5 + 2 = 2 + 5, 4 + 1 = 5 + 2.
Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14); decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13 - 4 = 13 - 3 - 1 = 10 - 1 = 9); using the relationship between addition and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 - 8 = 4); and creating equivalent but easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6 + 7 by creating the known equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13).


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