Task# Making a ten

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Making a 10 is an important technique to help students master single digit addition. This task is designed to help students visualize where the 10's are on a single digit addition table and explain why this is so. This knowledge can then be used to help them learn the addition table. For example, a way to find 7+5 visually using the addition table is shown below: Here 5 is broken up as 3+2 since 7 is 3 short of 10.