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What is the best way to teach number bonds?

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Plonker Thu 25-Sep-08 16:20:06

Dd is learning number bonds.

We have been asked to re-inforce this at home, so, what is the best/easiest way to teach number bonds? She is 5 yo and in Y1.

What worked with your dc? Or, for any teachers around, how do they teach number bonds in class?


MrsWeasley Thu 25-Sep-08 16:40:21

I taught my DD by having 10 objects and I took a few away(for example 6) without her seeing and if she could work out how many I had taken by using the ones remaining(4) She won.

I also used to ask them this sort of question "what number goes with 7 to make 10?" whilst we were out and about.

The easiest way is with their fingers because they have 10 of those already grin

We also printed a sheet with all the number bonds on and just had it on display so she could read it whenever she wanted.

Orinoco Fri 26-Sep-08 19:36:53

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OhWellNeverMind Fri 26-Sep-08 19:40:55

Mine just learnt them by rote.

We did 1+9 and 2+8 on night 1.

Then night 2 we did 3+7, 4&6 and 5+5.

Night 3 we did both the above

night 4 we did the "opposites - i.e. 6+4, 7+3....

It stuck like that.

<And DTD2, just looking over my shoulder has just confirmed that I know my number bonds to 10 grin>

RustyBear Fri 26-Sep-08 20:00:00

I used finger puppets - cut the corners off envelopes & put the numbers & a face on each one & played pairing games with them

Plonker Fri 26-Sep-08 21:30:26

Great ideas, thanks smile

love the row row row your boat song!

cluelessnchaos Fri 26-Sep-08 21:34:11

Best idea I heard was clothes pegs on a coat hanger so you can start with 10 on one side with a marker in the middle and move them across one by one, helps fine motor skill as well, very clever whoever thought of it.

robinpud Fri 26-Sep-08 21:34:56

Ping pong.. assming she knows them but need to practice recall

you say ping; she replies pong
pong- replies ping
ping ping- replies pong pong
you say 4 she says 6
pong pong she says ping ping
etc etc- needs to be played various fast!

pointydog Fri 26-Sep-08 21:39:24

Play pairs with little number cards 0-10. Turn over tow cards, if they add to 10 it's a pair

Plonker Tue 21-Oct-08 21:17:45

Forgot to update:

Orinoco - i taught my little dd your song and she had learned her number bonds in the space of 20 minutes!! Ingenious!! ...thank you grin

Tomsk Tue 21-Oct-08 21:24:33

Yey, I'm glad it worked (o r i n o c o in disguise after someone in rl discovered my name angry)

wheresthehamster Tue 21-Oct-08 21:28:48

I hope you are not forgetting 0 + 10 and 10 + 0. grin

Plonker Tue 21-Oct-08 21:34:07

It worked fabulously - thank you!! I couldn't believe how quickly it worked you have to make me a song for number bonds to 20 grin

WTH - nope, not forgotten - she knows those ones too grin

wheresthehamster Fri 24-Oct-08 18:26:18

What was the first line of the row row row song? I've forgotten. 1 and 9 are ?????

RubyRioja Fri 24-Oct-08 18:28:08

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ADragonIs4LifeNotJustHalloween Fri 24-Oct-08 18:29:44

Make a set of "snap" cards where you snap on the number bonds.

Curious about the song though

RubyRioja Fri 24-Oct-08 18:31:54

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dinny Fri 24-Oct-08 18:33:56

can you post song again please? message was withdrawn...

Ihadtonamechange Fri 24-Oct-08 18:56:53

By popular demand...

to the tune of Row Row Row your boat

9 and 1 are number bonds
8 and 2 are friends
7 and 2
6 and 4
5 and 5 are twins.

Ihadtonamechange Fri 24-Oct-08 18:57:22

Of course, that should be 7 and 3 blush

Ihadtonamechange Fri 24-Oct-08 18:58:21

Ruby, I've not got one for 20, we'll have to work on that.

wheresthehamster Fri 24-Oct-08 20:06:11

Thanks. I wanted to try it with my special group yesterday and had totally forgotten the first line! blush

RubyRioja Sat 25-Oct-08 16:51:34

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funtimewincies Fri 31-Oct-08 13:13:36

10 beads/pasta tubes on a necklace of string seems to have worked well, helps them to identify the pattern for themselves.

Like the song, great idea!

christywhisty Fri 31-Oct-08 13:32:27

What about an old fashioned abacus, you could make patterns out of the number bonds.

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