We love the hands-on mats for working on our numbers and math. My girls are always asking for changes in the seasons. The
I just love these mats because they show the ten frames that will be used in a lot of school systems. Plus they give kids different ways to do their addition and subtraction. They are also a nice progression from the Ten Frame counting mats as well.
And the mats are perfect for the child that needs a hands-on activity to learn their math.
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Each of my girls has learned math a different way. Each of them needed something different to work on their math facts.
My youngest just loves these hands-on mats. She likes to use different items in the ten frame, and then build the final number on the picture part.
Here is a look at how I set up the mat for her to use. We used unifix cubes for the ten frames and shells on the mats as well. There are numbers you can cut out and use on the equation or you can put the page in a sheet protectors or laminate them and use dry eraser markers to write in the equations.
There is a fun sandcastle spinner with the set. You use a paperclip and pencil to make the spinner. When we use this on the subtraction mat, we use the bigger of the two numbers of our spins for the first number in our equation. I make sure they understand which number spun is larger.
But if you want to change it up you can always use the beach themed dice instead.
What you will find in these printables:
- Addition Math with 10 Frames
- Subtraction Math with 10 Frames
- 1 to 10 gift spinner to use with mats
- 20 sandcastles for using with the mats
- 20 Shells to use with the mats
- 2 sets of numbers 1 through 20
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