Lesson 6

Fingers and 10-frames

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to represent numbers 11–19 with fingers and on a 10-frame.

Lesson Narrative

Using these representations highlights the important idea that all teen numbers are made up of 10 ones and some more ones (MP7). In each representation, students can still see each individual one, but they can also see a group of 10 ones, either on the 10-frame or with all of the fingers on hands.
  • Representation
  • MLR8

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Represent numbers 11–19 with fingers and on a 10-frame.

Student Facing

  • Let’s show numbers on our fingers and 10-frames.

Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Materials to Copy

  • Number Race Stage 2 Recording Sheet for Writing
  • Number Mat 11–20

Required Preparation

Activity 3:

  • Each group needs 1 connecting cube. 
  • Gather materials from:
    • Grab and Count, Stage 1
    • Find the Pair, Stage 1
    • Tower Build, Stages 1 and 2

CCSS Standards

Addressing

Building Towards

Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 10 min
Activity 2 10 min
Activity 3 25 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min
Cool-down 0 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

Think about who volunteered to share their thinking with the class today. Are the same students always volunteering, while some students never offer to share? What can you do to help the class understand the value of hearing the ideas of every mathematician?

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