This pack of Tens Frame Addition Cards helps children reason about the addition of two single-digit numbers.
Pages 2 – 10 contains 36 reasoning cards that portray how a child might use cubes or counters in tens frames (or egg boxes) to help them calculate the total of two single-digit numbers.
The image on the left hand side of each card shows two addends. The image on the right hand side shows the total that is created when counters are moved from one frame to another in order to create complete a frame.
Ideas for Use:
1) Cover Up – each child is given a card and they cover up the right hand side of that card. They then challenge a friend to tell them how they would calculate the total. Which counters would they move? What is the total?
2) Predict it! – children are shown the left hand side and their challenge is to move counters in a tens frame and predict what is recorded on the right hand side. Does it matter if we move orange counters into the green counter frame instead?
3) What’s happened here? – Children are shown a card and encouraged to use mathematical language to describe how the two numbers have been added together.
4) Which Way? – children create the image on the left hand side of each card. They then move green counters into the orange counter frame and vice versa. Which option makes most sense?