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Posted on 05 June, 2019

Maths Focus- T/1 Neser

Making friends of 10

Learning intention: To use pairs of numbers that make the sum of 10. 

In T1 Neser we are learning how to make friends of 10 or also known as Rainbow Facts. These are pairs of numbers whose sum is 10. These are really useful facts for a lot of everyday contexts, including shopping, where you are often subtracting amounts from 10 or 100. This is also a very useful strategy when adding a string of numbers. Students can use concrete materials such as ten frames to show counters in two colours which add up to 10. 

Another great strategy is using your own fingers. For example:

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