## Math Sticks and More! Teaching Number Bonds in Math Centers and Guided Math Groups

Here are some ways to teach number bonds in differentiated math centers and guided math groups.  All of these activities practice the basic idea of composing and decomposing numbers but they do it in a variety of ways.

Mrs. Golden has come up with a great way to practice making numbers up to 5.

Sally from Fairy Dust Teaching has a great, easy to make, number bond center!

Marie Miller has a great idea with number bond rainbows!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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## Even More Number Bond Resources

These are more Number Bond Games.  All students should learn number bonds.  In terms of the Math Common Core these are the guidelines:

K students should know number bonds through 5 and practice through 10

1st grade students should know number bonds through 10 and practice through 20

2nd grade students should know number bonds through 100

3rd grade students should know number bonds through 1000

Resource 1 (Make Flashcards with these)

Resource 2 Abstract Practice (I would put these in math centers with a sand timer just to build automaticity)

Resource 3 (Number Bond Activity Sheets for Math Centers)

Resource 4 (Practice with Number Bonds through 100)

Resource 5 (Number Bonds Games)

Resource 6 (A Sweet Number Bond Activity)

Resource 7  (Pictorial Representations of Number Bonds)

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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## Number Bond Games

Here are some digital games for students to practice their number bonds.  Number bonds are a way of thinking about the relationships of numbers.  They provide a model for showing these relationships.  These games help students to practice their number bonds, building automaticity with basic fact power.

Game 1

Game 2

Game 3

Game 4

Game 5

*Be sure to see the other posts on Number Bonds on this site.

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Dr. Nicki

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## More Number Bond Resources

Number bonds are like fact families.  They are looking at the relationship of three  numbers.  Numbers bonds are often drawn in a diagram with circles or squares that show the relationship.  They are great models to help children see how three numbers “bond” together. Not only are they great for basic fact power, but also  they are great for using with number stories because they are a model where children can clearly label what they know and don’t know. This is very important when solving word problems, that  students are able to identify what they are looking for!

Activity Masters (I would definitely laminate some of these templates so you could use them in math centers. I would also use them as conversation starters in a guided math group too).

Resource 1

Resource 2

Resource 3

Resource 4

Resource 5

Resource 6

Resource 7

Resource 8

*Be sure to see the other post about Number Bonds!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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