Ten frames provide a reference to the anchors of 5 and 10. Since our number system and understanding of place value are dependent on groupings of 10, these tools provide a key underpinning for place value work. They also provide support for many addition fact strategies, such as Bonds of Ten and Make Ten (bridging).

The various materials below can form an important part of oral / mental math time in the early grades.

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