Five-Frame and Ten-Frame Math Talks
Five- and ten-frames support students to make sense of quantities to five and ten. This practice can build understanding of the base-ten numerical system. These frames also help students to compose and decompose quantities and facilitate understanding and discourse related to addition and subtraction.
Considerations when using Five-Frames and Ten-Frames:
- Ask students what they know or notice about the rows.
Questions you might ask students:
- "How could we figure out how many dots in a different way?"
- "What does it mean when the row is full of dots?"
- "What does it mean when it does not contain any dots?"
Five-Frame and Ten-Frame Resources: