I use these to hold my red and yellow counters. It holds about 20 which is perfect for the Make a Ten strategy we practice. This math strategy is such a hard concept for the littles. Just when you think they understand it, we are back to square one all over again. They can use counters and move them around to make ten like nobody's business, but transfer it to a test and this teacher wants to scream. HELP!!!
The Make a Ten strategy is shown below.
We started out with 8 + 4. Then the next step is to move counters from the bottom ten frame to MAKE TEN.
Two counters are taken from the bottom and moved up to the top ten frame, making a ten. This is shown as 10 + 2.
How do you teach the Make A Ten strategy? Would love to hear any ideas you can share.