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Popsicle Stick Math: Making 10

In this 2-minute video teacher Jen Saul describes and models a technique for helping students develop number sense and mental math skills and learn complements of 10. As prompted by the teachers, students repeatedly form groups of 0-10 from 10 popsicle sticks. Viewer reflection questions are provided.
Contributed by: Teaching Channel, Publisher
This resource is included in the following PD Collection(s):
CCSS Practice Standard 7This collection supports teachers as they integrate Practice Standard 7 into their classroom routines. In these articles and videos, teachers will see strategies that help guide students to look for and make use of structure as they discover and understand mathematical concepts. Additional resources for immediate use in the classroom can be found in a companion classroom collection.
Math TopicNumber Sense, Basic Operations, Number Concepts, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade LevelK, 1, 2
Resource TypeActivity, Instructional Strategy, Video

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education TopicTeaching strategies
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentYes
    • ContributorTeaching Channel, Publisher
    • Publication Date2012
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2012 Teaching Channel
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
    • 5
      Love this idea for small group or 1 on 1
      By bethb on 01/01/2013 - 15:03
    • I love this idea for teaching students 1 on 1 or in a small group to help reinforce the concept of 10. Excellent video by an excellent teacher!