Day 2 class gets pretty interesting as we discover more about number. I was introduced to a ten frame.
You probably have the same question in mind!
What is a Ten Frame and why is it a useful tool for developing early number relationships?
A ten frame is a simple graphic tool that allows people to “see” numbers.
Children need to
- develop understanding that numbers are composed of tens and ones.
- strong sense of "ten" is a prerequisite for place - value understanding and mental calculations.
A ten-frame is a two-by-five rectangular frames for placing counters to illustrate the numbers 1 through 10. Arranging counters in different ways on the ten-frame prompts students to form mental images of the numbers represented.
The ten-frame uses the concept of benchmark numbers (5 and 10) and helps students develop visual images for each number.
Using a ten-frame, students can easily see that 6 is 1 more than 5 and 4 less than 10, or that 8 can be seen as "5 and 3 more" and as "2 away from 10."
The video introduces the ten frame and explains how this tool is useful for students just beginning to learn about numbers.