## What is the make a 10 strategy?

# What is the make a 10 strategy?

## What is the make a 10 strategy?

In 1st grade, as students begin learning their basic addition facts, they apply that knowledge in a strategy known as “make a ten” to help make sense of facts that might otherwise be hard to memorize, such as 8 + 4 or 9 + 5. To use the strategy, students decompose one of the addends to make a ten from the other.

**Why do we use 10 frames?**

Ten frames are an amazing tool used in kindergarten and first grade to help your children understand counting, place value (e.g. where the digit in a number is), adding, subtracting, and more. Young learners who have a solid understanding of this number, can relate that understanding to all different areas of math.

### Why is the make a ten strategy helpful?

Why Is the Making 10 Strategy Great for Addition? The make-ten strategy is great for addition! It helps students understand place value and the relationships between numbers. Ten-frames help students develop a good “mind picture” for the make-ten strategy because our place-value system is based on making groups of ten.

**What are the counting strategies?**

Counting from one. The most basic strategy for solving addition and subtraction problems is to count from one. For example, to solve 6 + 3, students could count a set of 6 objects, then count a set of 3 objects, then join the two together and count to find that there are 9 in the combined group.

#### What is a ten frame used for?

Ten frames are an amazing tool used in kindergarten and first grade to help your children understand counting, place value (e.g. where the digit in a number is), adding, subtracting, and more.

**How do you explain ten frames?**

Ten-Frames are two-by-five rectangular frames into which objects like counters can be placed to show numbers less than or equal to ten. They’re a common teaching tool for LKS1 Maths students and are often used to develop children’s number sense within the context of ten.

## What are two ways to decompose a number?

When you are given a number with two digits, the number has a “ones” place piece and a “tens” place piece. To decompose this number, you will need to separate it into its separate pieces. Example: Decompose the number 82. The 8 is in the “tens” place, so this part of the number can be separated and written as 80.