Why Use Ten Frames?

A ten frame is a simple graphic tool that helps students develop an understanding that numbers are composed of tens and ones. To help young children identify number sets visually with automaticity, they need lots of practice composing and decomposing ten frames. In time they will know automatically the amount in a number set without having to count the objects one at a time. This is also called subitizing.

These fall themed ten frame activity is perfect for an independent math station. Provide students with lots of different manipulatives such as: pom pom balls, counters, play dough, etc. to give them a fun way to practice building ten frames.

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    September 24, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Thank you for all of your wonderful centers!

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      Nancy Alvarez
      September 27, 2015 at 1:36 pm

      You are welcome, enjoy!

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    September 30, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Super cute! I must share this! Thanks!

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      Nancy Alvarez
      September 30, 2015 at 8:49 pm

      You are welcome, enjoy!

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