# Adding more than 2 numbers- Making a Ten - Lesson for Grade 1, Chapter - Make it Easy Strategies

In this engaging lesson titled "Adding more than 2 numbers- Making a Ten," first-grade students embark on a mathematical adventure within the "Make it Easy Strategies" chapter, a part of the "Applications in Operations Within 100" unit. The lesson is designed to arm young learners with a powerful and intuitive strategy for simplifying addition problems: making tens. Through a series of carefully crafted activities, including "Make Tens and Add," "Make Tens and Add Worksheet," "Jungle Addition Worksheet," and "Penguin's Friendly Numbers Worksheet," students will master the art of reorganizing numbers to form tens before adding, thus streamlining the addition process.

Why is this important? Understanding how to make tens is fundamental in building a strong foundation for mental math skills. It encourages students to recognize patterns in numbers and enhances their number sense, which is crucial for their future mathematical learning. By making addition more accessible and less intimidating, this lesson aims to foster a positive attitude toward math, building confidence that will benefit students across all areas of their academic journey.

Estimated classroom time: 13 min
Chapter: Make it Easy Strategies
Unit: Applications in Operations Within 100
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1st
4:00 min
Make Tens and Add
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2nd
3:00 min
Make Tens and Add Worksheet
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3rd
3:00 min
worksheet
4th
3:00 min
Penguin's Friendly Numbers Worksheet
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• ### Activity 2 / Make Tens and Add Worksheet

Making a 'ten' is a strategy we all use in regular computation, but as adults, we're so automatic in our process we may not even realize that's what we do. This bright and colorful PDF worksheet will let your student see how easy it can be to add three numbers when they first make a ten for more efficient and quicker computation. They'll be delighted by the monsters and will gain practice with fine motor skills as they check off each correct answer box.

• ### Activity 3 / Jungle Addition Worksheet

Having a few different strategies when adding leads math students to quick and efficient computation. This adorable and colorful worksheet lets them use the strategies of making tens and adding doubles to add numbers with more than three addends. They'll gain practice figuring out what strategy works best and most efficiently for them, and they'll feel confident in their fast and accurate computation ability.

• ### Activity 4 / Penguin's Friendly Numbers Worksheet

Can your child find the little penguin in this worksheet? Ask your kids if they can tell you some of the habits of a penguin, and some other things they know about the birds. In this tracing sheet, you will help your kids add numbers to amount to 10. There are four icebergs in the picture, and on each iceberg are three numbers. Ask your kids to trace the dotted line between the 2 numbers in each group that equal 10.