Step by Step Directions of how to teach making a 10 to add that includes a ton of fun activities for first grade math stations

Making a 10 to Add is a great math strategy to help students mentally add bigger numbers. It& a skill I picked up somewhere along the way i.

Kindergartners add the two sides of a domino and then put it on the matching plywood square. GREAT for seeing all of the combinations to twelve!

A Year Full of Kindergarten Lessons for Understanding Addition and Subtraction

Like this but add markings (2 stars for #2) to close pins to help reinforce addition as adding 2 groups. Or have them show it with manipulatives.

Kids develop math concepts and fine motor skills as they build math facts using clothespins and craft sticks! (Free ideas also included for helping kids work with fact families and missing addends.) used PreK classroom math/everyday life centers