This is an extensive set of Tens Frame images (100 tens frame in total) that explore different arrangements of cubes in a tens frame.
Each number is represented by a different colour and the images show different arrangements of the correct number of counters within a tens frame.
Each image is provides a powerful tool for exploring the properties of that number. For the number 7, for example, different images reveal different properties of 7:
7 = 3 + 2 + 2, 7 = 5 + 2, 7 = 6 + 1, 7 = 3 + 1 + 3, 7 = 4 + 3
Ideas for Use:
1: Trading Games – children each take a Tens Frame card and trade with others. Children explore the number of counters, their arrangements etc.
2: Reasoning Activities – e.g. ‘What do you notice?’ (as exemplified above)
3: Comparing Frames – ‘What’s the same, what’s different’ ‘How might we find the total of the counters from both frames?’ (e.g. in the bottom two frames in the image above, you might see two 4s and two 3s.
4: Subitising (Bonds to 10) – children state the number of counters, the number of spaces and total spaces rapidly. E.g. 7, 3, 10