Lesson Plan

Friends of Ten

The number ten has lots of friends, and they often come in pairs! Your students will sing a song, enjoy a video, play a game, and work on matching number pairs that make ten!
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to use objects to decompose the number ten.


(10 minutes)
Friends of 10 GamePairs that Make Ten
  • Gather your students where they can see the interactive whiteboard.
  • Load and watch the Number Pairs song.
  • Invite your students to sing along as you play the song again.
  • Ask your students to name some of the pairs in the song.
  • Ask your students what sum all of the pairs added up to.
  • Tell your students they will be playing a game to find the pairs that make ten.
  • Tell your students that the pairs are the "friends of ten.”