Grab this set of free printable worksheets for teaching your kids or students how to make 10!
Help your students learn how to make ten with these free printable math activities.
They will color dots and add them together to make the number 10. You can also use some hands-on counters like counting bears or cubes to build the number ten in different ways.
For younger students, you might want to try a similar printable for making number 5 first.
Ways to make 10 worksheets
These number 10 activities are a great addition to your kindergarten and first-grade math curriculum.
By decomposing the number 10 into two parts, children strengthen their number sense and prepare for larger numbers addition.
You can help your child by asking questions like “How many more do you need to add to make 10?” or “If you have 3, how many more to ten?”.
By coloring and drawing their answers, children can better explain their reasoning and slowly move from pictorial to mathematical expressions.
Make 10 worksheet
You will find a total of four pages in this printable PDF.
On the first page, children are free to experiment with coloring and make 10 any way they want. They will then write their answers.
The next two pages include one specific addend and the sum. Children will need to find the missing addend by coloring the dots correctly. This is a great way to practice different ways of making 10.
The last page lets your math learners draw two groups of objects to make the number ten. Instead of drawing, they can use counters or even building bricks (see the picture).
Number worksheets for kindergarten
If your children need some extra practice with numbers, then check out and download more of my free resources here:
Number line to 20 – learn working with the number line and even look for missing numbers
Fall ten frames – a fun way to practice numbers to 5 and 10 is with simple ten frames
Ten frame flashcards – play some fun games with these flashcards and learn what numbers look like on a ten frame
Spot and dot numbers 1-10 – practice number recognition by dabbing each number with the right color!
Greater than less than – practice comparing quantities up to5 and 10
Snowflake ten frames – for larger numbers, try these number and counting worksheets for numbers up to 20
Ice cream fact families – a fun summer printable for more advanced students
Blank ten frames – use these templates when first introducing addition to 10. You can laminate them or easily print as many as you need throughout the whole school year
Making Ten worksheets
It is easy to download and use my Making 10 worksheets for your kindergarten and first-grade learners.
All you need is:
- the printable Making ten worksheets set (download at the end)
- dot markers or crayons for coloring
- pencil for writing
- counters such as bears, links, cubes (optional)
Children will color the dots and write the addition sentences as needed. They will look for missing addends and learn that there are several different ways to make the same number 10.
They will also draw or build number ten with objects which is a good beginner activity.
This is a great way to introduce addition before moving on to more difficult math problems.
I hope your children will enjoy and learn with this printable activity set!
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