Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Importance of 10


Yesterday, I posted about effective fact practice.  Developing automaticity with addition and subtraction facts begins with subitizing, which is why it's so important that our Kinder babies get a lot of practice with that skill.  The next building building block is knowing combinations for 5 and 10.  If a student has instant recall of 3 + 7, it sets the stage for knowing 4 + 7.  That's the idea behind teaching facts with a strategy-based approach.  Here's a quick and easy little workstation using ordinary playing cards (remove the face cards) to practice combinations for 10.  Notice that by using the playing cards and ten-frames, it is a representational (from CRA) activity, which is better for conceptual understanding that abstract flash cards.


Find these making 10 activities at my TpT store:
Common Core: Number Bond Flashcards
Common Core: Missing Parts Flashcards
Common Core: Make 10 Four-in-a-Row Number Combinations to 10



25 comments :

  1. The Friends of 10 are so fun to teach! I love how they use 2 different colors...such a great visual!!! Thanks so much Donna!!!!

    Amy

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    1. Friends of 10--I love that! It sounds so...friendly. Ha ha.

      Donna

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  2. LOL! We actually have names for each friend. 1,9 straight backs,
    2,8 curvy heads,
    3,7 swingers and when we write it on the board we hang the 7 off the 3,
    4 and 6 connectors... We make a 4 and go straight into a 6,
    5,5 twins
    0,10 the zero heroes
    Kids love the names and love drawing them, and it's amazing how something so simple helps them remember this skill!!!!

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    1. What a super idea to come up with names!!!!

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  3. I love your blog!! I appreciate all of the resources you provide for us to teach math more effectively!

    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! It's a pleasure for me, and I'm glad it's useful to others. I hope you've linked up your blog on my Blog Hop page!

      Donna

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  4. This is a great activity. Thank you for sharing. I posted a link to your blog from mine.

    guiidedmathstudygroup.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne! Be sure to link up your blog on my Blog Hop page. :)

      Donna

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  5. I have stumbled upon your blog.... I WOULD BUY A BOOK with all your ideas in it! Thank you for getting my creative summer mind working! Your math activities blend beautifully with Number Literacy! Thank you!

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    1. Hold that thought, because I'm working on it! Ha ha.

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  6. Love your game ideas! Just found your blog from a post at Room Mom 101. I'm glad to be your newest follower.
    _Chrissy
    First Grade Found Me

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  7. Thanks for sharing this great activity. Lots of my firsties had trouble with this concept last fall, and this will be very helpful.

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  8. What a fantastic blog. I am addicted to visiting. Each time I visit I find something I plan on using. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  9. Hi there, I love the new ideas from your page. I can't get the Deal out a 10 sheet to come up. Is it on a TpT page? Thanks! Elizabeth

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    1. No, that ones is only in Google Docs. Sorry you're having trouble with it. You clicked on the picture and it didn't open? Do you get an error message or something?

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  10. Love this!! Any chance that you'll create a second version where you turn over two cards, color that number with one color, and use another color to complete the two ten-frames? This would be a good fit for my higher math students.

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    1. Awesome idea, Beth! I think that's definitely doable!! Be on the look-out... :)

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  11. I taught 2nd grade for 5 years. So many started 2nd with me not fluid with 10! This will help me get these Kinders on the right road.

    Thanks!

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    1. I taught FIFTH grade and many still were not fluent with 10! So much more emphasis on number sense I think now.

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  12. Awesome..brilliant...I like those Math ideas that you share in your blog and I keep on practice it in my classroom. Smart, easy and very effective.Thank you for sharing.

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  13. Thanks so much! My kiddos struggled with making 10 and this will be a great reinforcer! Love your ideas!

    Leslie
    First Grade and Flip Flops

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