Sunday, September 11, 2011

Number Bonds

So my giveaway (the post below this one) is asking for teachers to comment about math ideas that work for their classroom.  I thought I would add an idea that I learned about this summer.

Number Bonds:  Our district does not use Singapore Math, but the concept of Number Bonds does address the new common core for math.

Each student has a set of these (numbers 3-10 each number ring is a different color).  Students use these to show all the different ways they can make 6.  (0 +6=6: 1 +5= 6 etc.)  I love how this is hands on and it is great for the visual learner.  I also like how you can flip the ring over and you can see the turn around fact.  This has been a great resource so far for my 2nd graders.

2 + 4= 6

4 + 2= 6
Don't forget to post your math ideas on the post below for the chance to win some math activities from the Teaching Oasis.  Details below.


Shelia said...

My class has loved some Hands On math task cards. I got these from another teacher. Some of the cards were: Use the button container and sort the buttons from smallest to largest OR group them by colors OR see how high you can stack them. Another set of cards were measuring items in the room using paper clips or markers.

Erika said...

I just made these with my class last week for tens. They love them. Also they could see the different ways to make a number and the turn around facts so easily!

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Suzanne said...

Thank you for sharing your idea! I can't wait to make some for my first graders. I posted a link back to your blog from mine.

Sandy said...

Suzzanne thanks for posting/linking my site. I like the resources on your blog.