A great basic workmat to laminate and use as you introduce the strategy of "making ten to add". This strategy is helpful as students add to 7, 8, and 9. This works great with red and yellow counters- they place the first addend on the tens frame in one color, place the second in the box with the second color, and then slide the counters to make the ten. Then, they can see the sum as a ten and some ones.
These mats can be used as part of a math toolbox, during whole group or small group instruction, or as a part of a math station.