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Students “make ten” by breaking apart a smaller number and then adding the remainder of the broken-apart number to a ten. Working with a ten in addition is much easier than working with any other number. Making ten by breaking apart smaller numbers is crucial to understanding place value its representation and the relationship between numbers. All students need lots of practice with this skill in order to competently use it going forward.

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Students “make ten” by breaking apart a smaller number and then adding the remainder of the broken-apart number to a ten. Working with a ten in addition is much easier than working with any other number. Making ten by breaking apart smaller numbers is crucial to understanding place value its representation and the relationship between numbers. All students need lots of practice with this skill in order to competently use it going forward.

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