Making Ten is essential for the Mathematics Common Core's K-2 standards. Making ten is a great strategy for students to understand odd and even, addition and subtraction, and begin using mental math when mastering adding and subtraction fluency.
In this lesson, teachers should have already taught the skill of making ten using ten frames and introducing number bonds. Students will take this understanding to a new level.
Students use their knowledge of the number 10 to solve missing addends addition sentences. Using the idea of a number cube helps make the concept fun! After going through the lesson, there is an animated domino challenge for the last slide. Students look at the last number on the domino and identify the other addend that makes 10.
This lesson satisfies the Common Core standards: