## Colorful Tens

Katie and I made this out of construction paper. I thought that we were showing all possible ways of making 10 out of two numbers, but Katie had a completely different explanation for my husband when he asked her about it. “We made a house in which live Pinky, Greeny, Yellowy, Whitey,” and so on…  The project was a lot of fun but took quite a while to make.  It was good practice of cutting and pasting skills!

I enjoy thinking about presenting mathematical concepts to young children in exciting and engaging ways.
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### 2 Responses to Colorful Tens

1. I really like this – it looks neat and teaches kids about components of numbers. I have a question – is the purpose of the exercise to learn about what two numbers make 10 (that’s what dad was trying to convince me of). I guess my question is – would it be a useful exercise to teach the kids that you can also make 10 out of three green squares, four red, and three blue (not necessarily gluing them to a page but with colorful blocks or something?) I guess I would like to understand the goals better so I can improvise on this in a class setting 🙂 (this question probably totally exposes me as a non mathematician and a non-professional teacher :))

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