Last year this unit
Our math curriculum is pretty rigid, and it doesn't leave a lot of time for self exploration and hands on learning with the concepts, so we have implemented Explore Weeks! This allows for us to teach the content, give students a good base, then spend an entire week in centers discovering, deepening our learning and sharing with our friends!
To help with this, I created a new pack, Ways to Make 10! This unit was created to be used independently in centers, or can be used as reinforcement for students who aren't quite ready to work alone.
The second center is aligned directly to the way that our curriculum teaches the ways to make 10, and I love that the students can have such a visual! This center allows for the students to cross of the cubes to count them, write how many, and how many it makes all together.
The last center is a matching center. The students take the cube trains and match it to the card with the correct numbers on it. I loved this one because it also subtly gets students reading the word AND each time ;) sneaky teacher moves!
After a week of using this center with my students, their mastery levels were excellent! I was so impressed with the students ability to explain the what, how and why, and there was a lot less confusion than last year!
You can find this center, along with more math resources and much more at my TpT store!