Make 10 FAQ


How does this app work?
I’ve downloaded the app – what now?
What are the controls?
Is this app Common Core aligned?

How does this app work?

Make 10 is an educational game that allows children to explore the different numbers that make 10. Numbers are displayed with a one to one correspondence to objects below. Children can count the blocks, touch the numbers, solve the equation and swipe the equation from left to right. Professor Hoot encourages children to go on quests and discover the parts of the equation, as well as various equation creation challenges.

I’ve downloaded the app – what now?

Make 10 allows parents to control the settings and change the blocks on the app through the settings screen. In the gameplay scene, children are asked to solve the equation and swipe the equation to move to a new equation. Children are also able to accept quests by clicking on Professor Hoot when he flies by with a “?” on his chalkboard.

What are the controls?

Tap on a block to count it.
Tap on a number to hear it out loud.
Tap on the equals sign to solve the equation.
Swipe the equation to hear it read aloud (and to move to the next equation).

Touch a block and swipe in any direction to move that block.
Use two fingers to pull apart a stick of 10 blocks.

Is this app Common Core aligned?

Yes, and no. Make 10 is aligned with several common core standards (listed below). However, this app is not a way to teach your child math. This app is a way to allow your child to discover math and understand it in a very concrete and real way. Make 10 will help your child whether your child is in a common core classroom or any other. We provide a list of common core standards that we hit so that teachers can integrate Make 10 with their classroom activities.

Count to tell the number of objects.

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Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
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When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.
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Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.
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Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger.

Compare Numbers.

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Compare two numbers between 1 and 10 presented as written numerals.

Understand Addition

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For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record the answer with a drawing or equation.

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