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Addition Ten Frames Think Board Strategy Mats Pre-K Kindergarten 1st Grade


These addition with ten frames think board mats are perfect for Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade students who are learning to add using different addition strategies. This addition activity focuses on adding using ten frames. Students can look at the addition calculation in the centre of the mat then show their thinking in different ways using the different sections on the addition mat including using a number line, ten frames, writing the addition problem and drawing a picture.


Product Overview


  • Covers addition using different strategies including ten frames
  • Addition within 20
  • Covers following addition strategies: ten frames, number line, drawing a picture and writing addition problem
  • Suitable for Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade students
  • Differentiated
  • 30 mats in total
  • Includes blank addition mat to add your own addition calculation


Full Description


These Think Boards are Differentiated and cover the following levels of difficulty.


  • Addition within 5
  • Addition within 10
  • Addition within 20


Each Addition Think Board features an addition calculation for your students to calculate. Your students are asked to show their thinking in four different ways:


  • Draw a picture
  • Using a ten frame
  • Using a number line
  • Number sentence/equation/problem


I have also included a blank Addition Think Board if you would rather use your own addition calculations!


How to use this resource


As this addition resource includes 30 different strategy mats it is an ideal activity to use with your entire class as you can ensure that every student receives a different addition mat to work on.

This ten frame addition activity is differentiated as explained above which means you are sure to find a variation of this resource to suit the needs of all your students.

This addition with ten frames activity is also perfect for using with smaller groups or as a Math Center. You can either laminate each addition mat or place them into dry erase folders. Your kids then use dry erase markers to complete the activity and wipe the mats clean when done. This means you can use this resource over and over again saving you time and money!

Addition with Ten Frames Think Board Activity