MAFS.K.OA.1.4, states that, “For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record the answer with a drawing or equation.”
A fun game to reinforce this standard is the “Make a Ten” card game.
To play this game, you will need a deck of playing cards. From the deck, you will use the Ace-9 cards from each suit.
This game can be played individually or with multiple players.
In this example, the game is played with 2 players.
Player 2 will then begin his/her turn by selecting their first card, in this example, Player 1 selected a 9. Then, Player 2 will select a card that when combined with 9 will have a value of ten. The Ace, which represents the value of one, is selected to make a ten.
Play continues until all combinations of 10 are made.
This is a quick and easy game that can be used to reinforce combinations to 10!