The Ten Frame is a two-by-five rectangular frame into which counters are placed to demonstrate numbers less than or equal to 10. Counters can be arranged in different ways to represent different numbers. A ten frame helps children develop a strong number sense. It teaches them to subitize and is a precursor to addition. They provide the children with a visual of numbers.
*Subitize is the ability to tell the number of objects in a set, quickly, without counting.
Here is a game that you can create and play with one or more players.
This inquiry challenge will encourage the children to:
- use numbers as a naming system
- count, model and order numbers and quantities
- develop mathematical language
- use strategies to problem-solve
-Approaches to Learning (ATL’s)