Ten Frame Coverup
Note: This resource has been created in black and white. It is suggested that you print each of the four sets of cards on different colored paper or card stock, and laminate for durability.
* four sets of cards, each with six different ways of representing four numbers less than 10
* four student sheets for each card set
This resource is a game based on ten frames. Ten frames are a valuable tool for helping students develop a concept of “ten” so they are able to fluently use mental strategies for thinking of different numbers in terms of their relationship to ten and perform mental math calculations more easily.
Because the frames are not always filled in from left to right, students will gain practice in subtilizing, “seeing” groups of numbers without counting, as well as adding different groups together.
How To Use
“Ten Frame Coverup” may be played with up to four players, or it may be used in a learning centre by a group or an individual student. In each of the four sets of cards, numbers are represented using numerals, tallies, number words, and on a ten frame. A corresponding ten frame represents the amount that is needed to make a total of ten, and there is also an addition and subtraction sentence to match each number.
The resource also includes instructions for a variation, using the cards and one die per group.