We have finally reached week 10 of the Number Parade, which means the number 10 is joining the group! The number worksheets for the number 10 will reinforce the proper form of the number 10, highlight the amount the number 10 represents, give opportunities to practice counting to 10, and teach the number word ten. Each worksheet also includes an extra activity suggestion for reinforcing the amount of this number.
The number 10 is the first two-digit number on the number line. You can explain that the 1 indicates one group of ten and the 0 shows that there are no more single items in the group. When looking at the first worksheet that features the number 10 written largely in bubble print, your child can practice forming this number by tracing the 1 and 0 with the pointer finger of his dominant hand before coloring in the numbers. Ask him to touch and count each picture on the page to confirm there are 10 pictures on the page. Also have him find the word ten on the page and say aloud each of the letters as he points to them in the word. This will help him add the word ten to his sight word vocabulary.
The number scramble worksheet asks your child to identify each 10 he sees and connect them with a line, moving from the colored circle at the top of the page to the colored square at the bottom. Your child will make a line that goes up, down, or sideways, but does not move in a diagonal direction. For additional practice and to avoid needing to erase errors, direct your child to find the 10s and create the path with his finger before he goes back and draws the path with his pencil.
More counting and number identification practice can be found on the third worksheet. With larger groups of items to count, it may be helpful for your child to mark each picture lightly with the pencil as he counts it. This will reinforce one-to-one correspondence (counting each item only once) which is necessary for accurate counting. When your child correctly counts a group of 10 pictures, he can draw a circle around the group. He may also place an X over any group that does not contain 10 items. Or, when your child finds a group that does not contain 10 items, he can write the number of items in that group next to the group after he draws an X over it.
Cutting and pasting food pictures on the correct plate is a fun way to reinforce the formation and amount of the number 10. Before the food pictures are cut apart, cut out a rectangle of pictures with 2 rows of 5 items and ask your child to count how many pictures are in the rectangle. This will help reinforce the idea that 2 groups of 5 equal 10. After your child selects the 10 foods he wants to paste on his plate, ask him to paste them next to or above the number 10. If your child decides to create two columns of food pictures, one on each side of the 10, he will again see that two stacks of five equal ten.
After your child has completed the number 10 worksheets, you can print both the number 1 and the number 0 tracing numbers worksheets. These worksheets will give your child important practice tracing and writing the numbers that make up the number 10. The number 1 tracing sheet will be a review, since 1 was introduced 10 weeks ago as the first number in the Number Parade. The trick to writing a nice zero is to make it a little narrower than the letter O. Point out how the zero is actually an oval shape and encourage your child to start and end this number in the same spot for a smooth, seamless curve.
Beyond completing these worksheets, you can engage your child in simple activities at home to reinforce the number 10. For example, the amount of 10 is easy find - just count fingers or toes or fingers on a pair of gloves. This activity highlights, again, how 2 groups of 5 equal 10. Or, using straws, pencils or toothpicks, show your child how to make a group of 5 with 4 straight lines in a row and the fifth line diagonally across the first 4 lines. Then show him how 2 of these groups of sticks equal 10 lines.