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Number bonds

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Importance of Number Bonds


We believe that number bonds are a foundational to mathematical mastery. They also allow children to develop fluency and make calculations seem more meaningful.

How we teach Number Bonds at St Stephens

The key ways in which we learn number bonds at St Stephens are:

• Using real life objects

• Using counters and tens frames

• NCETM Mastering Number Project in KS1 (including the use of Rekenreks)

• Using NUMBOTs (digit application which can be utilised at home as well as at school)

• Using other concrete and visual resources 

• Through teaching key strategies such as doubles, near-doubles, bridging through ten and compensation - all these strategies designed to make the calculation easier.

Using Counters and a Ten's Frames 9 Number Bonds

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Bridging through 10 and Compensating

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Using NUMBOTS to Support Your Child

Click the link and see the guide below

Rusty's Scrapheap

Meet Rusty and his friends in this intro to NumBots Story Mode.