Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Ways to Make 10

Last week in math we looked extra closely at the number ten, and the different ways that we could make ten.  Here are a few of the things we did.

Nicky used the 100s chart to highlight different ways to make ten. Then she took a screen shot of her work and brought it into Draw and Tell where she talked about what she knew.

Roc showed different ways to make ten using a 10s placemat and dinosaur counters.  Then he took a photo of his picture using Skitch and labelled it.

This student played Find Sums while learning different combinations of ten as he added apples to a tens frame.

We played some other games to learn more about the number ten too.  We are curious, have you looked at the number ten? And if so, what did you do to get to know ten a little bit better?


  1. We like your pictures of how to make ten. Atticus has an iPod, too. Jaxson wonders how many ways you know of to make ten?

  2. Hello Mrs. Cassidy's class, we know many ways to make ten. Nicky knows that 5+5 makes ten. Ayyappan knows that 9+1 and 1+9 makes ten. Yaksh knows that 3+7 and 7+3 makes 10. Hannah knows that 0+10 and 10+0 makes 10. Steven knows that 6+4 and 4+6 makes ten. Kaleb knows that 2+8 and 8+2 makes ten. Eldon knows that 3+5+2 makes 10. Roc knows that 6+2+2 makes ten. Sukhleen knows that 3+3+4 makes 10. We can go on. We know many, many ways to make ten. Thank you for your comment. Do you know other ways to make ten?

    1. Deion knows that 20 -10 makes 10. Jaxson knows that 1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1 makes 10. Abby knows that 2+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1 makes 10. Megan knows that 4+4+2 makes 10. Atticus knows that 12-2 makes 10. Haydn knows that 5+1+1+1+2 makes 10. We have lots of answers for you.

    2. Wow, you know a lot of ways to make ten too. Tonight we have to go home and tell our families as many different ways to make ten as we can. Are you up for our challenge?

    3. There are ten people in our class who took your challenge for telling their families ways to make ten. They have decided to write the ways down.

    4. Maryam says that's fantastic and Ayyappan says that's great.