Learning to count and make ten can be a tricky concept for preschoolers.
It’s one thing to recite the numbers in order from one to ten, but it’s another to understand that you can add two numbers together to equal ten.
Especially since there are so many ways to make ten!
So I thought these fun apple tree 1-10 counting mats would be a fun way to bring this concept to life for preschoolers!
Unlike our printable apple tree counting mat, which focuses on groups of four, these printables help children visualize the amounts that make up the numbers from one to ten.
Read on to see how to get your copy of these counting mats for your students!
And, for more apple learning fun, don’t forget to check out our Apple Alike! Same or Different Worksheets!
Apple Tree 1-10 Counting Mats
There are ten counting mats in all in this set: one for each number from one to ten.
There are also red and green counting pieces included. If you’re using this with a preschooler, you might find it best to cut out the apples yourself.
Each of the counting mats shows the numeral, the number word, and a blank ten frame.
So students can use the counting pieces to fill in the ten frame and show the correct number of apples for each numeral.
I like to use these with hook and loop sticky dots to make a reusable activity.
You could even laminate the mats to make them last longer, especially if you’re using them in math centers or morning tubs.
Since the apples come in both green and red, students can combine them to show that one plus one equals two, three plus two equals five, and so on.
You can also show them how to subtract by completing the ten frame and then taking apples away one by one.
Scroll down to get your copy of our Printable Apple Tree 1-10 Counting Mats!
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