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Number Combinations: Using Number Bonds to Develop Part/Whole Thinking

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Number bonds are powerful tools for helping children learn to compose and decompose numbers and learn their number combinations, which is a key understanding for developing number sense.

This number combinations resource includes instructions for scaffolding learning through three sets of cards:

  1. Cards with the whole and both parts known
  2. Cards with both parts known, but the whole unknown
  3. Missing part cards

Also includes:

  • A ten-frame mat that can be used with any of the cards for concrete learning
  • A page with four blank number bond cards
  • A mat with a large blank number bond card

Looking for a digital version? Check out Interactive Number Bonds for Combinations through Ten DIGITAL ONLY.

My Number Combinations: Number Bond Pictorial Representations cards are a perfect companion to this product!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Fluently add and subtract within 5.
For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record the answer with a drawing or equation.
Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 5 = 2 + 3 and 5 = 4 + 1).
Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.
Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.


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