This Fluency Activity is a part of the Lesson 6, Unit 4, Grade 1. This fluency activity reinforces place value because quick tens are an abstract representation of the unit ten. Show and say numbers from 11 to 40 in varied ways for two minutes. Students draw the number with quick tens and circles (in 5-group columns). Use the materials listed above to show numbers. Choose different ways to say the numbers: The Say Ten way As an addition expression As a more than statement As a number bond with two parts filled in For the next minute, represent numbers using quick tens and ones.