# Make It Mouse

Here is one game from our Ten Frame Activities pack. Your learners will:
• subitize numbers to ten on a ten frame
• count objects
• develop an understanding of the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality
• use a rectangular array to count 'how many'

#### How to play Make It Mouse

• have a teacher set of ten frame flashcards and briefly show these to your group, giving them time to look at the number
• decide if you'll ask your students to call the number right away, or remember it in their mind (depending on their math skills)
• have your students re-create the number pattern after you've flipped the card back over - encouraging them to work from memory
• check for accuracy by flipping the card back and letting students count again to check their pattern

For this game you can have your learners make each number with:
• counters
• cubes
• play dough
• connecting cubes (and then have them connect them)
• hand drawn dots using a dry erase marker

Ten frames are a great way to help our little mathematicians learn to count and work with numbers. They are a visual representation of numbers, and they can be used to support their emerging work in addition, subtraction, comparing numbers, equal groups and more!

These mouse cards are from a printable pack in my store that includes 300 options for games and activities in your math groups. There are 15 games with 20 different ten frame mat style - helping you make the repeated practice needed more engaging for your students each day!