Students will solve story problems using the strategy of sketching “quick” tens and ones to solve the problems”. This way of sketching, and not painstakingly drawing in the cubes to make a ten, will allow children to quickly produce the tool they need to solve problems. (If necessary, it is worth spending the time to have them draw the tens so they look longer than the ones! Some students need to practice so they are sure to be able to differentiate the two.
I have left a blank page for you to write your own story problems, or for the students to write theirs.
I have also included the clip art for some tens and ones if you want to students to use them on a few problems. Truly, I wrote these stories to get kids to solve problems by quick sketching, but if you feel your students need the scaffold of the ready-made tens/ones tool, by all means, use them! Or use Base 10 Blocks!