If you are looking for a fun way to aid in teaching your hands-on learning child math, Ten-Frame Treasures just may be the activity set you are looking for! This comprehensive math manipulative set appealed to both my son age 2 1/2 and my daughter age 5. It can help you teach base-ten number concepts and it’s great for early addition and subtraction. Let’s be serious here too, what kid doesn’t get excited over a treasure chest?
The set as a whole comes with 85 pieces. There’s the chest, 4 Ten-Frame Trays, 40 Silver Coins, & 40 Gold coins. The coins all have the same design which is a crown on one side and on the other a ship. Both my kids liked the designs and thought it was cool that the images were raised. Each of the trays can hold ten coins each. And a bonus is that the trays and the coins fit into the treasure chest making it easy to store. I will note that there’s no latch or anything so if the treasure chest topples over or is held upside down, you’ll have pieces scattered everywhere.
One way I’ve used Ten -Frame Treasure activity set with my five year old daughter is to practice her basic addition skills. I downloaded the additional exclusive content to use with the set on the Learning Resource Website and laminated those pages for use after use! The bonus content option for free material to use with the set is great! Though note that the set does come with activity suggestions as well such as Building Numbers, Adding Up, What Makes a Numbers?, and more. This set really opens the door for teaching early math concepts and functions!
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Ten -Frame Treasure set to anyone. The set even meets Common Core Standards! There’s not one thing I dislike.The kids love it, there’s additional online content, it stores pretty well, it’s easy to clean if need be, and can be used in so many different ways whether to educate or to use for imaginative pretend play! Plus who said you can’t do both? I know my kids would love to play pirate during their math lesson!
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