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FREE Making 10 Practice with Ten Frames

Making practicing addition to make 10 fun and easy for prek, kindergarten, and first grade kids to grasp with these free printable ten frames worksheets.

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Making 10 is an important skill that children in kindergarten and first grade are asked to learn and then memorize. And there are many ways children can focus on learning them from Puzzles to Drawing, and Expression Sorts. And today we will be focusing on ten frames.

Ten frames are great for visual learners. Researchers such as Van de Walle and Bobis developed this concept to help children develop number sense especially with the reference of tens. As children see dots on ten frames it helps them begin to visualize the value of the number and its relationship to 10. This is why teaching children to add to 10 using 10 frames is very helpful.

For example, once a child recognizes what seven looks like on a ten frame, they can easily see that there are three empty spaces. Now it is easy for them to notice that 3 and 7 together make 10.

Now, all we have to do is introduce them to equations, and help our littles one be able to write out 7 + 3 = 10. It is a fun, and hands-on way to teach adding to 10.


10 Frame

This 10 frame printable is a fun way for kids to practice addition within 10. Kids will use the ten frame on each of the ten frame worksheets  to add up the equation on the page. This is a great visual for kindergarten math.

making 10 ten frames free printable with do a dot markers / bingo markers

There is almost no prep-work for this free printable Ten Frame Worksheets. Simply print off  enough pages for each of your students. Next, grab Do -A- Dot markers, circle stickers, or markers and you are ready for some fun, hands on 10 frame math.

Ten Frame Worksheets

There are two variations of Making Ten Do-a Dot sheets:

number bonds for making 10 in kindergarten and first grade

Making 10

The first variation has dots already on the ten frames. The children then use their Do -A – Dot to fill in all the rest of the ten frame and then create an equation.

In this example, there were already 3 dots. The child completed the ten frame by making 7 dots. Now they can easily see that the 3 + 7 = 10 and can write the equation in the blanks.

addition practice for prek, kindergarten, first grade within 10 frame

Making 10 – Adding on

In this variation, only the equation is provided. Children use two colors of Do- A – Dot markers to fill in the ten frames so that represents the equation.

In this example, the equation is 6 + 4 = 10. The child used yellow to make six dots, and purple to make four dots. Now they have modeled 6 + 4 = 10.

 kindergarten math

I hope these printables help your children learn and begin to memorize the number the make 10.

Learning all the different combos to make 10 is important….and I hope these fun dot pages make it fun for your child!


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Rachel is a homeschool mom to four little ones, ages 2 to 6. She is a former public elementary teacher, and has recently began blogging at her page You’ve Got This.

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