Max bakes 10 cupcakes. He eats two of them. How many cupcakes does Max have left?
This is a ten frame. We could use it to represent the 10 cupcakes. Max had 10 cupcakes. Then he eats two. This means he took two away. So we can take away two counters. How many does Max have left? We can skip-count in twos to help us count how many counters or cupcakes Max has left: two, four, six, eight. Max has eight cupcakes left.