I model these strategies while my students look on.
I invite students to practice some of these strategies. Some of my students are ready to recognize that if they have a ten frame filled out, they don’t need to count each item. Then just say “10… 11, 12, 13.” My school already had these bear counters, however there are a ton of different options. You can find a few HERE.
Those who are not ready to do this, continue to count each item.
Then students practice on their own with a partner.
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