Adding and Subtracting Tens

In this movie, you’ll learn how to add and subtract tens and solve sentences that use two-digit numbers. You can skip-count by tens or use a number line or hundred chart. You can hide zeroes to help you add or subtract, or use doubles facts to help you find the sum or difference. Use what you know about adding and subtracting tens to add or subtract 9 or 11. What is 40- 11? Watch the movie to learn different strategies to solve.

Math Facts and Number Sense Lesson Plan: The Jelly Bean Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades K-4, students will use jelly beans in an online game and real jellybeans as math manipulatives to practice number sense concepts, such as counting, more and less, estimation, algebraic thinking and missing addend equations, and addition and subtraction math facts. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Adding With Moby Lesson Plan: Understanding Basic Addition

In this multi-day lesson plan for grade K through 3, students use a BrainPOP Jr. movie, graphic organizer, and flip chart to deepen their understanding of basic addition and mathematical thinking skills. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Adding and Subtracting Tens Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about adding and subtracting tens. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Adding and Subtracting Tens. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

Adding and Subtracting Tens Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about adding and subtracting tens. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Adding and Subtracting Tens topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »
  • Alison Kan

    I love the quick description of each activity listed above. It’s just enough to know if it fits what you want your students to accomplish. I really like the idea in the Jelly Bean game of having students recreate the game they just played (or an alternative) using jelly beans/manipulatives. That is a great way for students to continue using the concepts they just learned in the game. Since my classroom isn’t 1-1 I could have some students on the game and some doing this activity. They are all working on the same skill but using different approaches! While I’m sad I never knew about these resources until this workshop, I’m so glad I can begin to utilize them now!


    I love this! Great collection of resources both digital and traditional–from hands on manipulatives (base ten blocks, candy, flipcharts, etc.), to games (Jelly bean game, etc.), to further reteach and extension ideas for at home and school. I like that teachers and/or parents can use this as a well rounded plan for a unit or skill with multiple levels of students. It really lays out lessons for you which can be hard to come by when you’re a teacher. This is literally like a one stop shop! You don’t need to have 1-1 to utilize these lesson ideas–these activities could be done in centers as well (which is what I prefer as a teaching strategy for math anyway). I wish I had known about this earlier in my teaching career!

  • Kim Dabal

    I liked in this collection, the Adding and Subtracting Tens Background Information for Teachers and Parents. This would be a great resource for parent to help their kids who are struggling at home. Giving them ideas and games to practice outside of school will help them gain confidence and become more fluent in the desired area.

  • Robin

    This collection of resources is a great place to begin! I would use the number sense video to introduce and then move forward with my lesson. After the mini lesson, I would use the game and activities for 2 of the independent activities during my small group math lesson.