I really wanted the more visual students to be able to really see the problems they were solving.. so I came up with the idea of a "Make-a-Ten Mosaic".
|Make-a-Ten Mosaic worksheet I made :)|
The first thing the kids had to do was draw a card from the deck. Whatever number they drew was the number they wrote in for their first addend in their math sentence. Students then selected one color of construction paper squares to represent this number on the corresponding row. Once these squares were glued in, students had to figure out how many more they needed to be able to make a full row of ten (which was visually very easy to see). Once they wrote the second addend in their number sentence, students then picked a different color to use to represent this number.
Overall it turned out really nicely! The kids were super engaged and the results were bright and colorful! Win-win! :)