Students will work with a partner to practice adding to 10 using ten frames.
Choose 2 players and assign each person a different color. You can use counting items such as pom-poms, beads, beans, scraps of paper, or simply draw on these sheets with crayons. As long as each player has their own assigned color, anything will work.
Player one will place some amount (0 - 10) of their items in a ten frame and write the number of items in the first box of the equation underneath the ten-frame. Player two will fill in the rest of the ten-frame, then record the number of items they placed and fill in the rest of the equation. See the samples below.
Both players can keep track of the equations they make on the record sheet provided. When they have played at least 10 rounds, they can look over their record sheets together and talk about any patterns they found. This can lead to a good whole group discussion as well, with different groups mentioning patterns they found.
Suggested use: Print these out and laminate them or place them in a plastic page protector. You can then write on them with dry-erase markers and re-use them indefinitely. Print as many copies of the game pages as needed.
I also have two activity-based lesson packs on Ten Frames available in my store that provide a much more in-depth explanation of how to teach and use ten frames with journal activities and discussion points for one-on-one help or small math groups.