With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, we are adding in a fun, seasonal twist to some of our learning activities, and shamrocks have definitely become quite popular! As we build on our addition and subtraction skills in Kindergarten, one strategy we work very hard on is knowing our sums of 10. Being able to quickly know sums of 10 will help kids greatly as they move further on through mathematical concepts. These St. Patrick’s Day Make 10 worksheets take something kids are already familiar with – ten frames- and give them a fun, holiday twist to make practicing those sums of 10 a breeze!
St. Patrick’s Day Make 10 Worksheets
There are two pages in this printable set, one of shamrocks and one of pots of gold.
You can either print double sided or do one at a time. I chose to print single sided and use them as morning work when my kindergarten class used them.
Ten frames are hands down one of my favorite teaching tools in math, because they provide such a visual for kids to really SEE the numbers they are building and working with.
For example, in the first problem of shamrocks, there were 9 shamrocks and 1 empty ten frame. The kids put 9 in the first square and drew 1 circle or “shamrock” in the empty one.
This shows the pair of 9 and 1 making 10, or the equation 9+1=10.
They are not just seeing it in numbers, but they have the ten frame right there to help them work through the problem.
This lets even reluctant or less confident mathematicians have some assistance and work through the problems, gaining confidence in their capabilities while doing so.
After completing the shamrocks, I saved the pot of gold sheet for another day. They loved making their own “gold!”
I loved that they were working on those sums of 10!
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