These 45 seasonally-themed Ten Frames are perfect for whole group instruction, partner work, or math centers!
Just print, cut in half, and laminate!
All you need to provide are the manipulatives (coins, plastic circles, unifix cubes...or for special days: candy corn, peppermint disks, conversation hearts, Fruit Loops, or marshmallows!)
Ten frames are great tools for:
• building number sense
• helping students gain mental math fluency
• helping students compose and decompose numbers
• giving students a strong sense of the numbers 10 and 5 as base numbers
Students in primary grades build number sense by using manipulatives with the ten frames to actually SEE the numbers 1-10.
For example, they learn more quickly that 5 is halfway to 10, and that 7 is 3 less than 10 AND 2 more than 5.
Using ten frames, students can see the relationship between building numbers and addition & subtraction.
They learn how to add to get 10 (9 and 1 more, 8 and 2 more...), as well as what numbers are closer to 10 and closer to 1 (an excellent beginning rounding skill!)