Use these back to school number bond games to help your students master numbers to 10. Each game includes a detailed instruction page to help you and your students get the most fun out of the game. Answer keys and differentiated options are also available.
Number Bond Go Fish - Use this classic card game to practice number bonds! Students take turns asking fellow players if they have a certain number to try make a pair. If the player asked has the card, they hand it over. If not, the player asking for the card has to "Go Fish," from the rest of the card pile.
Number Bond Memory - Lay all cards face down on a table. Students take turns turning over 2 cards at a time to make a pair. Each pair has one card that is a number bond with a missing part and another card that contains just the numeral.
Differentiation Tip: Laying out all the cards at once may be too much for some students. Pick out half the cards (make sure you have matching pairs) to lay out on the table. Another option is to use only up to the number your students have learned (example: 0-5).
Number Bond/Ten-Frame Memory - This Memory game contains cards with a missing number from a number bond and a matching ten-frame number. Lay all cards face down on a table. Students will take turns to find pairs.
Differentiation Tip: Just like with Number Bond Memory, use the amount of cards that best fit your students.
Top This - This card game is based on the classic game, "War," but with a more kid-friendly name. Deal out the entire deck between all the players (2 - 4). Players leave cards face down in a pile. Count to 3 and all players lay out the top card from their pile. Highest value card wins and that student takes all the cards played in that round. In the event of a tie, the players that played the same value card flip over another card with the winner taking all.
Differentiation Tip: It may help to "sprinkle" in the number bond cards if students need to get used to using them quickly in a game.
Slammin' Tens (Slapjack) - This card game is based on the classic card game, "Slapjack." In this game students focus on the cards that make ten. When they see a card that equals ten, they need to be the first to put their hand on the pile of cards and say, "Ten!"
"Sprinkle in" number bond cards as needed if they are overwhelming to your students at first.
Number Bond Hop (Scoot) - This game is based on the game, "Scoot." 24 number bond task cards are placed around the room on desks or tables. Students have an answer sheet on a clipboard and move around to answer each card. I like to play music and have my students dance to the next card. When the music stops, they stop dancing and complete the task card.
Blackline masters and full-color task cards are included for Number Bond Hop.
*Answer sheets provided contain different amount of problems to best fit your students
*Instead of a different card at each seat or desk, place multiple copies of the same card at each table, so that students have less problems to complete