Shake & Spill Number Combinations Combo Pack (Numbers 3-20)
My kids love making number combinations, and it's a HUGE part of our Common Core Standards! This makes an awesome math center! Numbers 3-10 and 11-20 are included in this combo pack.
I've also included math journal prompts to give kids extra practice with number combinations.
To use this activity in your classroom, you'll need red/yellow counters and small cups.
To Play: Depending on which number your students are making combinations for, give them that number of red/yellow counters in a small cup.
For example, when making combinations of 5, students should be given 5 counters in their cup. Students will shake and spill out the counters, then lay them on their ten frame. (Numbers 11-20 use twenty frames.) Some kids will not need to lay their counters out and can skip this part. They will count how many are red and how many are yellow. They will record the red and yellow on the twenty frame by coloring the circles, then fill in the equation to show their number combination!
Aligns to Common Core Standard K.OA.3 Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 5 = 2 + 3 and 5 = 4 + 1).
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