## Monday, July 14, 2014

We’ve been learning about number bonds for the past days.  We are taking a break from our Golden Beads Addition and exploring other  approach to spice up our math lessons.  It’s a surprise that after these activities, Mavi was able to memorize most of the number combinations thus the ease of performing addition for him.  We’ve done a couple of math activities before and I was surprised that these activities accelerated his math skills.

Materials we used:
Activity 1:  Introducing Number Bonds.  Here we talked about the “whole” and “parts”.  I gave a brief presentation of number bonds, using link cubes and our decanomial beads.  Mavi described it as “different combinations of numbers that make up bigger numbers.”

Activity 2:  The story of…
Here Mavi completes the number combinations using counters and link cubes.
Activity 3:  What makes a number?
An activity that allows the child to match two numbers that will make up the number written on top.  Again, I made him use the link cubes to help him.
Activity 4:   This sheet has robot images on it that needs to be cut and used as objects for counting and completing the table below.
Activity 5:  Guess the number of Legos hidden in the cup.  This is like making a number story.
I have 6 Legos and 2 are in the pink cup.  Can you guess how many Legos are there in the green cup?
We reused the sheets in Activity 2.  We crossed out the number combination that comes out during the guessing game.
And that’s how we looked into number bonds.  My son had a great time and up until now he keeps on practicing number combinations by making stories and games.

If you want to buy the Number Bonds Activity Sheets you can get it from here or click the image below.