6. Solve problems by putting together two numbers to make 10 (A)
About this lesson
Lesson objective: Solve problems that require you to find the one number that partners with another number one through nine to make 10.
This lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of composing 10 to a reallife situation. Students are asked to determine the number of bowling pins that have been knocked over using the number of bowling pins that are left standing.
Key Concept students will use:

Every number one to nine has a partner such that the two numbers can be composed to make 10.
Skills students will use:
 Counting objects (Kindergarten, Unit 2)
 Understanding addition as putting together (Kindergarten, Unit 4)
 Decomposing objects in multiple ways (Kindergarten, Unit 10)
Students engage in Mathematical Practice 7 (Look for and make use of structure) as they notice that there is only one number that is added to each number one to nine that will make 10. The ability to make 10 is also foundational to place value understanding.
Key vocabulary:
 compose
 decompose
 number bond
 put together
 10frame
Special materials needed:
 10frames, 10strips or 10 twosided counters are optional and may be needed by some students