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Ten Frame Challenge

Directions: I have a horizontal ten-frame that has some counters on it. One row of the frame is full and one is not. What is the largest number I could make? What is the smallest number I could make?

Hint

Hint

Start by filling in one row of your ten frame with counters.
What does it mean to be the smallest number if one row of the ten frames is full and one is not?

Answer

Answer

Smallest number = 5
Largest number = 9

Source: Elizabeth Brandenburg

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10 comments

  1. Should the largest number be 9? One of the rows in the ten frame is not full, so that means you can’t have the full ten frame filled, correct?

  2. I agree that the answer should be between 5 and 9, so I’ve updated the answer.

    • Even though it’s probably clear, I also added the word “horizontal” to make it clear how the ten frame is oriented.

      • wouldn’t it be 6 to 9 as you say the second row is not full.If it isn’t full doesn’t it have to have a least one in the second to not be full? Otherwise we would specify that it has nothing?

  3. TRG
    I agree given it says it is not full, does imply that there is some present.

  4. Casandra Hargraves

    5 and 9

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