Thursday, April 19, 2012

3 Addends Freebie

I saw a poster like the one on the right on pinterest. What a great visual to show the students ways to make 10.  So I decided to make a poster too and then I created the 3 digit addend freebie to use with it.

My students and I did this yesterday when we were adding three numbers.  I teach the students to look for two numbers that they can add up quickly, like two numbers that equal 10 or a double.  On day one of this lesson, I had the kids circle the two numbers that equaled 10 in the corresponding color or the double.  Some of the students were still having trouble, so I created the freebie on the left to help them.  I had them color the rainbow and then they colored the numbers in each problem that made 10 with the corresponding color.  Yeah!  Everyone got it today!  Click on the picture on the left to download this freebie.  The rainbow prints a tiny bit blurry, but it is fine after they color it.


  1. Hey Dawn
    I found you and became a member! Your banner is so cute! Your rainbow addends to ten is a great idea!

  2. Thanks Ann! It will be fun to learn from each other.

  3. I just found this on pinterest, and I love it! I'm also your newest follower. I'm teaching first grade this fall, and in a few days we will be working on learning which numbers make ten. I revised your worksheet to work for my lesson. Would it be ok if I put it on my blog (for my 9 followers to possibly use) with a link to your blog post?

    Let me know! Thank you!

  4. I just blogged about this post with my own version of the worksheet for the beginning of the year at

    Thanks for the great idea!
    Learning and Teaching for Life

  5. Thank you so much for this resource. I found it on TPT and used it today in our math lesson. It really tied two concepts we'd been working on (number bonds for 10 and adding three numbers) together nicely. Thanks.

  6. Thanks for making this available. My daughter's working on friendly numbers from 1-10 and I really like the option to extend it to 20.
    PS- I used your rainbow idea to make a poster. You can see it here:

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