We actually share this video with our families.
Many teachers ask us if it is possible to "bond" with kindergarten students and the answer is, "YES!" Number Bonds, actually help to make the transition into addition and subtraction much smoother. And they really make "base 10" counting come to life!
So when you ask if we teach Number Bonds, the answer is YES! When you ask if they children really learn to manipulate "part-part-whole," the answer is YES! When you ask if Number Bonds are worth it, the answer is YES!
We really hit ten frames hard when we returned from Winter Break. And now I will share how we are transitioning into addition.
These have also worked great with our lessons in Number Stories.
The story-telling is endless!
You can see from the photos above that the students were ready to
draw the matching number bond.