Combo's to Ten Game Freebie

We've been working hard this week on combinations to 10.

We spent one math lesson building the combos using unifix cubes in two different colours. The kids worked in groups of 3.

It's so cute and funny how excited they get when the see the staircase pattern forming.

Today the kids did the same thing again, except this time they glued coloured paper squares. This took quite a while, even though I'd precut the paper.

After everyone was finished, we looked at our papers together and wrote the combinations to 10.

Tomorrow, we're going to play a game to practice even more!

Our curriculum doesn't require our Grade 1 students to memorize any facts. They just need to have a really strong working knowledge. But I always hope they start to memorize some anyway. This game should give them some added practice.  

Click the game for your free copy!

I'd like to give a shout-out to the awesome Sarah from First Grade Snippets. She's got an amazing St. Paddy's Day pack. It's full of tons of stuff but my favourites are the little stories she wrote with follow-up questions. 

I LOVE it, Sarah! Thank you so much.

Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.


  1. Love the unifix cube 10s. Some of my mathemagicians are ready for that.

    And I love your new background and the butterflys.


    1. Yeah I bet they are! Love your phrase.
      Thanks....I'm loving it, too:)

  2. Great math practice. Thanks for sharing it! Your background is beautiful!

    Granny Goes to School

  3. Love your Heading Background !!


    1. Thanks, Audrey! I really like the simplicity of white but was starting to think I needed to change it up a wee bit:)

  4. Great unifix activity to teach math combinations! Love the new look!
    Conversations in Literacy

  5. I've done some similar things with combinations to 10. It's still one of those things I don't think I teach as well as I'd like.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

    1. I know what you mean. But I've checked out the math on your blog. You know what you're doing!!

  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE the new background and the watercolor wonderfulness of everything! Your unifix activity is not only academic but very pretty, too! :D Thanks for the freebie.

  7. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
    Swamp Frog First Graders

  8. Could we please trade for math...I would so much rather teach combinations of 10, than fractions. Fractions just make me want to bang my head on the wall. 3rd grade could kill me:-)

    Chickadee Jubilee

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