Tens And Ones


These lessons help Grade 1 students to understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones.




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Understand The Following As Special Cases:

a) 10 can be thought of as a bundle of ten ones — called a “ten.”

b) The numbers from 11 to 19 are composed of a ten and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.

c) The numbers 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine tens (and 0 ones).

Common Core: 1.NBT.2

Learning Targets:

  • I can represent 10 as ten ones.
  • I can represent numbers 11 to 19 as a ten and some ones.
  • I can represent multiple sets of ten using number names (2 tens is 20).
  • I can explain the value of each digit in a two-digit number (place value).
  • I can use base ten manipulatives (e.g., base ten blocks, Digi-Blocks, Unifix Cubes, ten frames, interlocking base ten blocks) to represent two-digit numbers
  • I know how to connect numerals, words, and quantities
  • I know that two-digit numbers are composed of bundles of tens and leftover ones
  • I can count by tens and ones
  • I know how to use base ten manipulatives (e.g., base ten blocks, Digi-Blocks, Unifix Cubes, ten frames, interlocking base ten blocks) to build and compare ten ones and ten
  • I can use base ten manipulatives (e.g., base ten blocks, Digi-Blocks, Unifix Cubes, ten frames, interlocking base ten blocks) to build and compare 11 to 19
  • I can match the concrete representations of 11 through 19 with the numerical representations
  • I can use base ten manipulatives (e.g., base ten blocks, Digi-Blocks, Unifix Cubes, ten frames, interlocking base ten blocks) to build and model the counting by tens

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