Ten Frame Number cards are a favorite for working on counting. These are a great beginner tool to work on counting to ten and adding up to ten.
These free polar bear ten frame cards are a fun arctic animal printable to work on numbers in the winter.
The ten frame cards are a great hands-on way to work on counting.
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These are a great addition to the polar animal printables on the site.
What is a ten frame number?
A ten frame is a two-by-five rectangular that has ten spaces. It is a math tool to help kids learn to count up to ten and count less than ten.
These are a great way to work on number sense.
This set has ten frame cards from 1 to 10. These are two options for the cards. You have a set of cards filled out and one set that is blank. Both allow for different levels of number work.
Things to use with the Polar Bear Ten Frame Cards
I always get asked for the items I use in the post. And here is a quick list of items mentioned in the post for you use. These are all links to other items or Amazon.
- white cardstock
- laminating pouches
- dot marker or bingo daubers
- unifix cubes
- clear glass gems
- light blue glass gems
- clear counters
- mini erasers
- fish counters
- Polar Bear Number Find
Ways to use the Ten Frame Nubmer cards
You can start kids off with counting numbers with the ten frames. You can use clear glass gems or clear counters and have them start counting at one and count until all the fish are covered. This is a great way to work on one to one correspondence.
You can also use unfix cubes and the blank the frame to do the same activity. You can start at one and count until you match the number on the card.
You can use many small items for this activity. You can use mini erasers. We find loads of them at Target. We had some fun polar bear ones. You can see how well they fit on the cards.
You can also use some fish counters for this as well! Any hands-on item can work!
If you don’t plan on reusing the ten frame cards you can print them on copy paper and then use dot marker on them as well!
If you are looking for more polar bear number activities then check out the Polar Bear Number Find! You can do the ten frame cards and then use the matching number find to trace and find the number.
Ways to work on Addition with Ten Frame Cards
I know that after you are done with counting you can still use the cards to work on addition! I wanted to show a few ways you can do that.
You can use two colors of clear counters. Then you cover the images on the cards with the two colors. You can see that I have the number ten card. It is covered in two colors of glass gems. I pick colors that they can see through the first time. You could also use clear counters.
Another way to use the cards is to use addition flashcards. I give them the flashcards that match the number. Then they can build the addition problem on the ten frame card.
What you will find in the Polar Bear Number Find
Number digits and number words for kids to work on. You can trace the number or word and then dot them on the iceberg!
What you will find in the Polar Bear Themed Number Find printables:
- Number 0 to 20 in digit and word options
- Tracing section for each number
- Several numbers to dot on the iceberg
- $3.50 for all 43 pages of printables
If you want to check out a free sample of this you can go here to check out a sample of the pages.
What you will find in the Free Polar Bear Ten Frame Cards
- Nubmers 1 to 10
- Blank set of ten frame cards
- Set of ten frame cards filled out
- 3 set of colored fish to use with the ten frame cards
- 8 pages of printables
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Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com