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Tens frame

Ten-Frames are two-by-five rectangular frames into which objects like counters can be placed to show numbers less than or equal to ten.

They're a common teaching tool for LKS1 Maths students and are often used to develop children's number sense within the context of ten.

Ten-frames are used by a teachers to help children to visualise numbers. This is a great tool to use when teaching them how to count between 0 and 10 or use different coloured counters to teach them simple additions and numbers to 10.

These rectangular frames are very versatile and can be adapted to a number of different classroom activities. And what's more, children can apply the knowledge gained from the ten frame system when counting to larger numbers, too.