Ten Frame Drop has to be one of our favourite games to play!
As you can see by the pictures, the students are so highly engaged that it was hard to take good, clear pictures.
I learned of this fabulous math game at one of the sessions from my Kindergarten Part 1 course last year, when Heather Jelley, a math consultant with YRDSB, came in to talk to us about all things math.
I knew that I just had to make this game, and, although we have been playing for months now, the students are getting really good at it!
Here's how you play:
1. Download the Ten Frame Game (see below).
2. Photocopy the ten-frame sheet about 20 times onto coloured paper.
3. Cut out and scatter around the floor.
4. Call out a number from 1-10 and have students pick up ten-frames to build that number. You will be surprised at how many ways your students will figure out how to make a number!
The students are trying to make the number 10...
"Nine and one make ten."
"This is 10 because it the ten-frame is full."
"Five plus five makes ten."
"I counted out ten number ones."
You can download and make this game for free by clicking on the picture below.