Breaking and Making 10
What To Do
Play the following “ten finger” game with your child:
What To Know
Young children need experiences that help them think about numbers flexibly, in terms of parts and wholes. Ten is a very important number in our number system, so spend lots of time “playing” with ten—breaking it into parts in different ways, and building it from different parts.
When your child can quickly and consistently figure out how many more they need to make ten, move on to a new activity.