Place a counter for each crayon in the ten frame as you count them.
We’re shown a number of crayons and three different tens frames. The question is asking us to match the number of crayons with the correct ten frame. Let’s start by counting the crayons. One, two, three, four, five, six. Now, we have to work out which of the tens frames has six counters. Each ten frame has two rows of five. So we can start counting at number five. There are five counters in the top row and two in the bottom row.
What is five and two more? Five, six, seven. Five plus two is seven. So we know the first ten frame has seven counters. But we’ve got six crayons. We’re looking for the ten frame with six counters. The second ten frame has five counters on the top row and one more. Five and one make six.
This is the ten frame we’re looking for. There are six crayons. And this is the ten frame with six counters. The third ten frame just has five. The ten frame which shows the correct number of counters to match the number of crayons is the one which shows six. Six crayons and six counters.