We have been looking at the concept of tens and ones. It is a hard concept for some of our grade ones to understand. We used linking cubes to make bundles of tens. We also used ten frames. Here is a game to play to help reinforce this concept. We will also revisit this concept when we talk about pennies and dimes in our money unit, and throughout the year.
The Ontario Curriculum requires students in grade 1 to be able to "relate numbers to the anchors of 5 and 10
(e.g., 7 is 2 more than 5 and 3 less than 10)". Today, we used five-frames to help us see and understand when a number is more than 5 or less than 5. Then we had to tell how many more or how many less than 5.
This five-frame shows "6". We can also describe it as "one more than five".