One of the tools used in Singapore math is a number bond. This handy visual helps kids learn to decompose numbers, understand a part-part-whole model and makes learning subtraction easier. Because this is the curriculum I use with my kids, I create a variety of resources to use with them, which I can then share with you. One of my kids’ favorites is this set of apple-themed number bond pages. So now that we’re into full pumpkin mode around here, I created some similar pumpkin-themed pages to work on number bonds to ten. There’s just something about cut and paste activities that kids love. 🙂
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Materials Needed for the Pumpkin Number Bonds to Ten Pages:
- Number bond cut and paste pages (free in my shop)
- Pumpkin seeds (if you’d like a hands on manipulative to go along with it)
Included in the download:
This download includes 4 pages to practice problems using number bonds to ten. The first two pages are missing a part of the number bond. Students must glue the missing part, given the other part and the whole.
On second two pages, both parts are given and students must determine the whole.
Using number bonds in this way helps reinforce addition and subtraction facts. The more familiar kids are with the facts within ten, the easier more challenging problems will be.
This is also a great prerequisite to fact families and inverse operations.
As kids continue to practice with number bonds and familiarize themselves with the part-part-whole model, they will easily transition to fact families.
Though I do not use the term “inverse operation” with my first grader, I do want him to understand this unique relationship between addition and subtraction.
So once he seems comfortable with number bonds to ten and manipulating the different parts, we work on fact families with this simple roll and write activity.
It’s crazy that such a simple activity can be so fun and motivating for kids (and strengthen so many math skills!).
So if your kids could use more practice with number bonds to ten and a fun activity to increase their fact fluency, grab this cute set of pumpkin themed pages!
And you may also like this set of mazes–a fun and unique way to practice addition and subtraction within 10! It also includes extension ideas, so kids don’t just focus on memorizing facts, but look for patterns and think deeply about math.
Want more fun number bond practice? Check out all my other free resources!
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