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Making Tens Interactive Activity 2

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This addition resource was designed to get your 1st and 2nd grade students actively engaged (mentally and physically) as they work to determine whether or not a specific group of single-digit numbers added together equals 10. Students will have so much fun helping the “Dude Man” find his sums of ten!

How It Works: Either whole class or within a small-group setting, students are shown a series of single-digit numbers. If the group of numbers adds up to ten (10), students hold up the “Yes Dude Man” student response visual. If the numbers don’t add up to ten (10), students hold up the “No Dude Man” student response visual.

**IF THE SUM EQUALS 10: Students are given a prompt to do something physical (without ever having to leave their seats), like clap their hands 10 times or blink their eyes 10 times.

**IF THE SUM DOES NOT EQUAL 10: Students are told to turn to a neighbor/partner/teammate/study buddy) and make an animated exclamation such as, “Alrighty THEN!” or “Aww...DUDE!”


What's Included?
*Blank No Dude Men (2)
*Blank Yes Dude Men (2)
*“Is this my ten?” Single-Digit Addition Problems (36 + 1 blank)
--Three addends (12)
--Four addends (12)
--Five addends (12)
*“Is this my ten?” Answer Key
*1-10 Number lines (1 page of 3)
*1-20 Number lines (1 page of 3)
*Response Prompts for “No, it’s not your ten” (10)
*Response Prompts for “Yes, it’s your ten” (10)

Gentle Suggestions/Tips/Reminders:
*Most of this product has been created in black, gray, and white ink. TIP: copy these pages on bright colored paper (think Astrobrights!) to give Dude Man and the posters a little “pop”!
*If your classroom has one, using a document camera to project Dude Man, the addition problems, and posters would be ideal. If this is not possible, then you may want to consider having your kiddos sit on the carpet or at a large kidney-shaped table.
*This resource is meant to be used interactively. That is, ALL students involved should be actively participating. I have provided two (2) hand response signals for this purpose.
*There is some PREP involved with this product. It is recommended that all handouts be laminated BEFORE use. Detailed instructions about PREP are located on pages 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6 of this product.
NOTE: the JUMBO craft sticks used for the hand-held response signals can be purchased at Walmart for less than $3.00.
*There are 20 response prompts included with this resource.
*Please feel free to use this product as a reteach, intervention, or review activity. It is perfect for your ESL/EFL/ELD kiddos, reluctant learners, and for those students who need a little making tens “push” to mastery. NOTE: there are 2 sets of number lines included with this product. Please utilize them in any way that fits the needs of your kiddos.
*I have included one black/white BLANK activity printable with this resource. Use this page to customize your very own single-digit addition problems. :)
*For your convenience, answers to all addition problems are included.


Happy helping Dude Man find his tens! :)

--Evenings With Drake
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