It Makes Sense! Using Ten-Frames to Build Number Sense, Grades K-2
Many state standards require students to solve addition and subtraction problems using models. Ten-frames are one of the most important models that teachers can use to help students anchor to the landmark number ten and develop all aspects of number sense. Additionally, state standards expect that students be fluent and flexible in their ability to compute numbers.
The step-by-step lessons are presented in three categories: routines; games; problem-solving activities. The lessons are designed to provide students with opportunities to think, reason, and communicate about numbers. The lessons offer a wealth of teacher support, including: strategies for differentiating instruction; assessment rubrics; examples of student thinking; technology tips; teacher reflections; and reproducible ten-frames, ten-frame cards, and computation cards.