Learning with Ten-Frame Tiles

KP® Ten-Frame Tiles provide students with hands-on opportunities to explore and understand how base-ten numbers work. This unique manipulative promotes new ways of learning as students group and ungroup, nest and un-nest tiles to create ever larger and ever smaller powers of ten. Over time, students who engage with KP® Ten-Frame Tiles develop new ways of thinking about numbers, place value, and operations.

“Finding the Number That Makes 10: Hands-On"
Author: Kimberly Rimbey, Ph.D. & Peggy Akin

Jon wants to give his mom 10 roses, but he doesn’t have enough. How many more does he need to make 10?

Standards: K.OA.A.3, K.OA.A.4, 1.OA.C.6

Students use KP® Ten-Frame Tiles and number bonds to explore different ways to find number pairs that add to ten.

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“Finding the Number That
Makes 10: Hands-On"

“Connecting Addition and Subtraction: Hands-On"
Author: Kimberly Rimbey, Ph.D. and Peggy Akin

Zin is playing marbles with his friends. Sometimes he wins, and sometimes he loses.
How do his wins and losses show a connection between addition and subtraction?

Standards: 1.OA, 2.OA, 3.OA, 1.NBT, 2.NBT, 3.NBT

Students use KP® Ten-Frame Tiles and number bonds to connect addition and subtraction in a variety of contexts.

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“Connecting Addition and Subtraction: Hands-On"

“Multiplying Decimals: Tenths Times Tenths"
Author: Kimberly Rimbey, Ph.D. and Peggy Akin

Why is it that when you multiply tenths times tenths, you get a product in the hundredths?

Standards: 5.NBT.B.7; 6.NS.B.3

Students use KP® Ten-Frame Tiles, language, and equations to help them understand the concept of finding fractions of fractions in a decimal context.

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“Multiplying Decimals: Tenths Times Tenths"