This winter themed snowflake ten frame is a great way to provide math and writing practice at the same time. It’s no secret that lots of children struggle with math! It’s a foundation that must be laid well. Otherwise, a child will get stuck and find math frustrating and stressful. But math doesn’t have to be that way! Children can learn ways to understand math that are simple and even fun.
*Pair this with our printable number pack for even more fun number practice!
Snowflake Ten Frames Writing Practice
Math has many parts, and one of the most important one is the ability for children to be able to subitize. Simply put, subitizing is when a child looks at a group of numbers and instantly recognizes how many there are without counting. Think about dominoes. There are dots patterns that represent specific numbers. It only takes a little while to get used to them and to start recognizing the number without counting.
Ten frames are similar. They help children see patterns and groups of numbers. You can read more tips about helping children understand math in this post about number sense.
These math ten frames are great for children from Pre-K even through second grade. Subitizing is a way to give all children an incredible advantage for the future math skills!
In fact, if you have a child who is already struggling with math, these may be just the tool you need to help them learn about grouping and quantification.
Here are the materials you will need:
- Winter Ten frame cards
- Laminator OR dry-erase pockets
- Dry erase marker
Directions: Cut out the ten frame cards and laminate them. This instantly turns into a dry-erase surface. Set these up in a math center or for morning work, and have the children write the answers to them.
There are two blank cards for children who want to draw their own snowflakes.
Another alternative is to put these into a dry erase pocket! I actually find these irresistible and use them all the time.
With a little bit of practice, you will see how quickly and easily children will start subitizing.
Grab Your Copy
Ready to work on counting and number writing? Grab your copy for the snowflake ten frame printables by clicking the yellow button below.
Then, hop over and grab our beginning sound mitten match!