What are Tens?

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This basic lesson introduces students to the tens place value. Examples with visuals are provided so students understand how to write a two-digit number and put the correct value in the tens place. The lesson can be used in conjunction with other lessons related to place value.

What are Tens? Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about the place value of ten
  • Hands on homework activities giving students practice on the place value of ten
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 1-2 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

This basic lesson introduces students to the tens place value. Examples with visuals are provided so students understand how to write a two-digit number and put the correct value in the tens place. The lesson can be used in conjunction with other lessons related to place value.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction:  

  1. Begin by explaining to students that a bundle of 10 ones makes a ten.
  2. While reading the content pages, reinforce vocabulary and give students additional examples of place value in order to help them practice the new skill. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  3. Introduce the notes on What are Tens?. Have students practice problems with and without left overs.  Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  4. Have students practice problems so they can understand how to group and write the answers.
  5. Follow Activity page with students. Have students work individually or in pairs.  Use Legos to reinforce a group of ones ‘sticking’ together to make a ten.
  6. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses as a class.
  7. Distribute the Homework page. Have students work a few problems at the beginning of the next class to reinforce the new skill.
  8. In closing, ask students to explain why grouping by tens would be easier when counting large groups of items.

Common Core State Standards:

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.NBT.B.2.A

None for Grade 2

Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1 class session

Additional Resources:

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Additional information

Grade Level

1st Grade, 2nd Grade

Subject

Math