Thursday, March 7, 2013

Sums of Ten - Easter Addition Fun with Manipulatives

Are you teaching Addition and working on Sums of Ten?
Here's a fun Math Activity that helps children develop fluency with their very important math facts and math vocabulary (add, addition, addends, plus, sum).

All you will need are some inexpensive plastic eggs and a permanent marker. I purchased my Easter eggs at a dollar store. I chose to use one color but you certainly can mix up the colors! :)

On one half of a plastic egg you will need to write one of the ADDENDS and the Plus Sign and on the other half of the egg you write the other ADDEND that will make the sum of ten when the two addends are combined.

Next separate the two parts of the plastic eggs, mix them up, and let the kids put them back together making the correct Sums of Ten

This set uses Sums of Ten but you could use the eggs to include any math facts that your students need to practice to develop math fluency. Younger students could work with Sums of 5, etc.

Have fun with math! Happy Easter! :)


  1. Really nifty idea! Thanks for sharing this.

    1. Thanks Lynda for stopping by and commenting. I visited your blog too and signed up as your newest follower. Stay in touch!
      Marcia :)

  2. Great fun way to learn addition.

    Thanks for linking to the Sunday Showcase. I've pinned it to our board.



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