# Making 10's - Lesson for Grade 1, Chapter - Place Value

In the "Making 10's" lesson, first-grade students will embark on an engaging journey to grasp the foundational concept of place value, specifically focusing on the crucial skill of identifying and creating groups of ten. This lesson falls under the unit "Foundations in Operations Within 100" as part of the larger chapter on Place Value. Through a series of interactive and themed activities, such as "Finding 10's at the Zoo," "Finding a Ten Worksheet," "Finding Groups of Ten Worksheet," "A Monkey Maze of Tens Worksheet," and the "Identify Groups of Ten and Trade Ones for Tens" activity, students will not only learn how to recognize groups of ten in various settings but also understand the significance of trading ones for tens.

Understanding how to make tens is fundamental for young learners as it lays the groundwork for more complex mathematical operations such as addition, subtraction, and beyond. By mastering the concept of tens, students develop a more intuitive sense of numbers and their relationships, which is critical for their future success in mathematics. Moreover, this lesson encourages critical thinking and problem-solving skills, as students learn to identify patterns and make connections between different quantities.

Estimated classroom time: 17 min
Chapter: Place Value
Unit: Foundations in Operations Within 100
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1st
4:00 min
Finding 10's at the Zoo
video
2nd
3:00 min
Finding a Ten Worksheet
worksheet
3rd
3:00 min
Finding Groups of Ten Worksheet
worksheet
4th
3:00 min
A Monkey Maze of Tens Worksheet
worksheet
5th
4:00 min
Identify Groups of Ten and Trade Ones for Tens
Quiz
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• ### Activity 2 / Finding a Ten Worksheet

Can your child count to ten? What about distinguish groups of ten from a diverse group of objects? Using shapes for guidance might be the trick to help your first grader learn. This easily comprehendible worksheet will help kids learn to count while using visual tricks to help them understand what groups of numbers look like. The free printable uses squares, circles, and different colored boxes to keep your child entertained while learning the fundamentals of math.

• ### Activity 3 / Finding Groups of Ten Worksheet

How well can your kids count? If they are still struggling with counting higher than tens, you definitely need to introduce them to this worksheet. this simple exercise makes the task of counting seem as fun as playing, and as easy as anything else. First, ask your kids if they can identify the objects and animals pictured. If they can, help them carefully count each of the groups, and check the pictures that represent ten.

• ### Activity 4 / A Monkey Maze of Tens Worksheet

Monkeys are fun and cute animals. But they can get really naughty sometimes! Do your kids love monkeys? Maybe they already have a pet monkey, or you saw one during your visit to the zoo, and they fell in love with the animal? Either way, your kids will play with monkeys in this fun worksheet. The ten little monkeys are tired of jumping. They want to get back to bed, but they need the help of your kids. Help your little ones draw a line through all the pictures that show 10 to help the monkeys get back to their bed.

• ### Activity 5 / Identify Groups of Ten and Trade Ones for Tens - Quiz

This quiz will assess your child’s ability to identify quantities of ten, and trade ten ones blocks for a tens block.