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Number Bonds Math Center Activity

  • Updated

    Updated:  25 Jul 2023

Use this hands-on number bonds (addition and subtraction) strategy activity in your next guided math group lesson!

  • Editable

    Editable:  PowerPoint, Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  15 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  PK - 1

teaching resource

Number Bonds Math Center Activity

  • Updated

    Updated:  25 Jul 2023

Use this hands-on number bonds (addition and subtraction) strategy activity in your next guided math group lesson!

  • Editable

    Editable:  PowerPoint, Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  15 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  PK - 1

Use this hands-on number bonds (addition and subtraction) strategy activity in your next guided math group lesson!

Fact Family Hands-On Math Game!

Reinforce your student’s understanding of the relationship between addition and subtraction in a tangible way using this hands-on activity! Explore part-part whole as a concept using fun fact families!

To prepare this resource for your next guided math group, print the mats and cards on cardstock and cut apart the cards. 

To play, students choose a number sentence card and build it on the number bond mat using manipulatives. Students then record their answers or representations on the provided recording sheet.

Features of this resource include:

  • Separate building mats for differentiation.
  • Separate addition and subtraction cards and mats.
  • Facts within 10 for kindergarten and within 20 for first grade.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your math lesson.

In addition to individual student work time, use this part-part-whole game to enhance learning through guided groups, whole class lessons, or even homework assignments. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Provide a number line or an addition facts poster for students to refer to as they physically build the number sentence representations!

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Have students write their own number sentences for a partner to build.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF, Powerpoint, or Google Slides version of this resource.

Sustainability Tip: Print a few recording sheets on cardboard and slip them into write-and-wipe sleeves. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.


This resource was created by Kendall Britnell, a teacher in Colorado and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

 

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