Teaching Algebraic Thinking
One of the biggest benefits of teaching math basics with number bonds is that it helps children think algebraically. When they look at a basic equation in any operation, they can recognize which of the numbers is the "whole" — the number that goes at the top of the number bond — based on its position in the equation. This is truly a skill that can help children in any math course and throughout the rest of their lives.
Use Them as a Game and as Flashcards
When you leave a space in the bond blank, children must solve for the missing
number. Use dice to find the two addends, or to find the “whole”.