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Addition April 6, 2013

Filed under: Add & Subtract — Bethany Arsenault @ 4:59 am

Addition, Subtraction and Ten Frames… oh my!


Your child will need to be able to add and subtract fluently.  Students use objects, drawings and written equations to help them solve addition/subtraction problems.  Students will use “ten frames” to help them understand how to “make ten.”  We will also be using kinesthetic activities/centers to practice our math facts.




  • CCSS.Math.Content.K.OA.A.1 Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.

  • CCSS.Math.Content.K.OA.A.2 Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.

  • CCSS.Math.Content.K.OA.A.3 Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 5 = 2 + 3 and 5 = 4 + 1).

  • CCSS.Math.Content.K.OA.A.4 For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record the answer with a drawing or equation.

  • CCSS.Math.Content.K.OA.A.5 Fluently add and subtract within 5.





Here is a GREAT introduction to ten frames.  Watch with your child.  You may want to pause parts of it to review.



Article about Ten Frames!

A ten frame is an amazing tool to teach a variety of math skills.

Here is an article from Oregon State University discussing the advantages of using ten frames.

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