# Learn Your Child's Math With This Ten Frame Printable

## Ten Frame models help teach your child place value, addition and subtraction. Find out for yourself with this exclusive printable just for parents.

By Jennifer Hogan
Nov 29, 2016

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5-7

Nov 29, 2016

Have you seen a ten frame come home with your child's homework and asked yourself “what are these things?” You're not alone.

Many parents often ask me about the different learning models their children are using in math these days. Ten frames are an amazing tool used in kindergarten and first grade to help your children understand counting, place value (e.g. where the digit in a number is), adding, subtracting, and more.

As you'll see below, a ten frame is a two-by-five rectangular frame into which counters are placed to demonstrate numbers less than or equal to 10. Counters can be arranged in different ways to represent different numbers, which visually help your children develop strong number sense.

Now you may be asking yourself, why "10?" Well, because 10 is the building block of our Base 10 Number System. Young learners who have a solid understanding of this number, can relate that understanding to all different areas of math. For example, a child who can "see" 10 as being made up of a 7 and a 3, can then start to see 100 as a 70 and a 30. It's imperative your children make these connections, and using ten frames really helps them do this.

But seeing, and even better, doing, is actually believing!

To help you practice using ten frame models like your children do, we've created a printable just for you.