Teaching ten frames in kindergarten is easy with these hands-on and engaging materials and activities. Make it easy and fun in your kindergarten classroom!
Teaching math concepts in kindergarten should be done with a lot of hands-on activities. After looking for some ideas about how to teach about ten frames, I saw this very inviting loose parts center.
The Reggio-inspired ten frames seemed like a great addition to my math materials, so I set out to create my own for the classroom.
One of these things that I managed to create quite easily is the popsicle stick ten frames. I was able to put a set of 6 together in about a half an hour, and all with materials that I already have.
All you need: a hot glue gun and 12 popsicle sticks per ten frame. So easy – and a great addition to your loose parts center.
ten frame posters
I made these table-top posters to help reinforce how to use ten frames. They are great for using during math centers, and are a great tool for my students.
teaching ten frames
Need more ideas on how you can help your students understand ten frames? Check out these blog posts:
- Can You Find the… Kindergarten Math Game
- How to Practice Making Ten
- Dice Math Centers
- Making Math Fun in Kindergarten
- Math Learning Center: Pick it! Build it! Write it!
What have you added to your loose parts center to make it more inviting?
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