Count on to make Number Facts and Number Bonds to 10
Here is another great product to teach facts to 10. Teachers will know that you have to do the same thing in different ways before it sinks in and those eyes light up with understanding. This product also has another important aspect, and that is ‘counting on’ to make 10.
On one side of the Lady Bug you have the number and word but no dots. On the reverse side you have the spots that make 10. Thus 4 has 6 spots on the reverse side, and 7 has 3 spots. For young children you may just use the ‘spot side’ and count the dots and put the cards in a row to show that ‘when we count – we make 1 more’.
Young children can find a friend for the Lady Bug. If you have 6 as a number, you will be able to find a separate card that has 6 spots on it. (This card will have 4 on the front.) You can then see spots and number at the same time.
Counting On and how many more make 10
Once children are familiar with the cards, they should be confident with ‘counting on’ to make 10, and they will be self correcting by looking on the reverse side. As they become more confident they should be able to pick up any card and instantly ‘kow’ the number of spots on the reverse side. Alternatively, they may count the spots and instantly know the number on the front.
Girls will also probably notice the ‘ruby lips’ of 6 are the same as 4, 6 matches 4 etc.
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