Using Make Ten to Add — Let's Practice
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Using Make Ten to Add – Introduction
We're diving into the world of using the make ten strategy to add. This method helps us quickly add numbers by grouping them into tens. Get your paper and pencils ready because today, we're going to practice this together!
What Is the Make Ten Strategy?
The make ten strategy involves using ten frames to group numbers into tens, making addition easier and faster. This visual method helps us see how numbers combine to form tens.
Here are the steps to tackle addition using the make ten strategy:
Step #  Action 

1  Create an equation with the numbers to add. 
2  Fill the ten frames with the smaller addend. 
3  Start with the larger addend and count on using the ten frames. 
4  The number you land on is the sum. 
5  Check your answer to ensure it makes sense with the problem. 
Let's practice understanding the make ten strategy with a few examples.
Solving Addition Problems Using Make Ten Strategy – Example
Example 1:
Mr. Squeaks wants to add 24 + 12.
Steps to Solve the Problem:
Step #  Action 

1  Create an equation: 24 + 12. 
2  Fill the ten frames with the smaller addend (12). 
3  Start with the larger addend (24) and count on using the ten frames. 
4  Combine to get the answer: 36. 
Mr. Squeaks has 36.
Example 2:
Imani wants to add 35 + 8.
Steps to Solve the Problem:
Step #  Action 

1  Create an equation: 35 + 8. 
2  Fill the ten frame with the smaller addend (8). 
3  Start with the larger addend (35) and count on using the ten frames. 
4  Combine to get the answer: 43. 
Imani has 43.
Example 3:
Mr. Squeaks wants to add 47 + 14.
Steps to Solve the Problem:
Step #  Action 

1  Create an equation: 47 + 14. 
2  Fill the ten frames with the smaller addend (14). 
3  Start with the larger addend (47) and count on using the ten frames. 
4  Combine to get the answer: 61. 
Mr. Squeaks has 61.
Example 4:
Imani wants to add 63 + 15.
Steps to Solve the Problem:
Step #  Action 

1  Create an equation: 63 + 15. 
2  Fill the ten frames with the smaller addend (15). 
3  Start with the larger addend (63) and count on using the ten frames. 
4  Combine to get the answer: 78. 
Imani has 78.
Solving Addition Problems Using Make Ten Strategy – Practice
Now, let's put your skills to the test. Solve these problems on your own, and check the solutions when you're ready!
Solving Addition Problems Using Make Ten Strategy – Summary
Key Learnings from this Text:
 Solving problems using the make ten strategy can be achieved by following these steps:
Step #  Action 

1  Create an equation with the numbers to add. 
2  Fill the ten frames with the smaller addend. 
3  Start with the larger addend and count on using the ten frames. 
4  The number you land on is the sum. 
5  Check your answer to ensure it makes sense with the problem. 
 Mastering the make ten strategy is an important foundational math skill.
Keep practicing these steps, and you'll become a pro at using the make ten strategy to add numbers! Check out more fun math challenges and exercises on our website to continue sharpening your skills.
Solving Addition Problems Using Make Ten Strategy – Frequently Asked Questions
Transcript Using Make Ten to Add — Let's Practice
Razzi says get these items ready (...) Because today we're going to practice... Using make ten to add. It's time to begin! Remember that ten frames are a great tool to help count and add groups of ten quickly. If Mr. Squeaks wants to add twentyfour plus twelve, how much will he have? Start by creating an equation... and fill the ten frames with the smaller addend. Then, start with the larger addend and count on using the ten frames. Did you also get thirtysix? Let's tackle the next problem! If Imani wants to add thirtyfive plus eight, how much will they have all together? Start by creating an equation... and fill the ten frame with the smaller addend. Then, start with the larger addend and count on using the ten frame. Did you also get fortythree? Let's tackle the next problem! If Mr. Squeaks wants to add fortyseven plus fourteen, how much will he have in total? Start by creating an equation... and fill the ten frames with the smaller addend. Then, start with the larger addend and count on using the ten frames. Did you also get sixtyone? Let's tackle the final problem! If Imani wants to add sixtythree plus fifteen, how much will they have in total? Start by creating an equation... and fill the ten frames with the smaller addend. Then, start with the larger addend and count on using the ten frames. Did you also get seventyeight? Razzi had so much fun practicing with you today! See you next time!
Using Make Ten to Add — Let's Practice exercise

How to add using 10 frames.
Hints"Addend" is another word for a number in an addition equation.
When you add 2 or more addends together, you get the "sum"!
When solving word problems, you always want to rewrite the information using numbers and math symbols such as + and =.
This type of written phrase is called an equation.
SolutionStep 1: Write down the equation.
Step 2: Fill in the 10 frame with the smaller addend.
Step 3: Start from the larger addend and then count up using the 10 frame.

Help Mr. Squeaks solve the equation.
HintsFill in the 10 frame with the smaller addend.
The addends for this equation are 27 and 8.
If there's not a 10 frame given, you can make your own.
Draw 8 circles or dots on the paper.
Count up from the larger addend using the dots you've just drawn!
SolutionMr. Squeaks should draw a 10 frame with 8 circles.
Starting from 27, Mr. Squeaks should count the circles in the 10 frame.
So, 27 + 8 = 35

Add using the 10 frames.
HintsFirst, identify the larger addend.
Count up from the larger addend using the 10 frame shown next to the equation.
Let's look at problem #2.
58 + 17 = ?
58 is the larger addend. Count up from 58 using this 10 frame.
Solution42 + 16 = 58
58 + 17 = 75
39 + 15 = 54
61 + 11 = 72

Solve all the equations.
HintsFor these problems, you should make your own 10 frames.
Start by drawing a rectangle with 10 boxes inside.
Next, color the same number of boxes as the smaller addend in the equation.
If you need to color in more boxes, just draw another 10 frame!
Use this 10 frame to solve problem #1.
Use this 10 frame to solve problem #2.
Use this 10 frame to solve problem #3.
Use this 10 frame to solve problem #4.
Solution23 + 17 = 40
56 +12 = 68
74 + 18 = 92
67 + 20 = 87

Use the 10 frames to solve the equation.
HintsStart by identifying the larger number in the equation.
Count up the number of dots in the 10 frame starting from the larger number.
So, the first dot should be counted as 37.
Solution36 + 13 = 49
First, start with the larger addend, 36.
Then, use the ten frames to add on 13.
36 + 10 = 46. 46 + 3 = 49.

Solve the word problem.
HintsThe question asks you to add the number of butterflies that Imani saw to the number of butterflies that Mr. Squeaks saw.
Start by writing an addition equation that shows this.
Your equation should look like this:
37 + 19 = ?
Use the 10 frame to help solve the equation.
SolutionImani and Mr. Squeaks saw 56 butterflies all together.
First, start with the larger addend, 37.
Then, create two ten frames to add on 19. 37 + 10 = 47. 47 + 9 = 56.
37 + 19 = 56.