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Surf for More Math

Lesson 3 - Combinations for Ten

To encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about Combinations for Ten, here are some games and interactive activities they can do on their own or in pairs.



Identify sets of 3 numbers that add to 10.

Use problem-solving strategies to solve puzzles.


Instructions for Use


Penguin Pins lets students find combinations of numbers that add to ten.

To use Penguin Pins, click on the "10 penguins" button. A bowling ball will strike some penguins and leave others standing. Answer the questions, and click the "Check" button to see if the answers are correct. Click the "Reset" button to play again.

10 Pipe prompts students to use problem-solving strategies to solve puzzles.

To use 10 Pipe, note the size of the pipe at the top right-hand of the screen. Drag an additional pipe to connect with it, so the pipe pieces add up to 10. Click on the "Next" wrench to see the next problem.