Number Bond Card Game
Wikipedia describes a number bond as, “a simple addition sum which has become so familiar that a child can recognize it and complete it almost instantly, with recall as automatic as that of an entry from a multiplication table in multiplication.”
Print the templates.
Print at least 2 copies of the page with numbers 0-10. Printing the page with the numbers 10-20 for students who are ready to work with the bigger numbers.
Cut apart the number circles
How to Play
Place the board on the table in front of the players. Shuffle the cards and place them in a pile face down on the table.
Take the top card from the pile and place it in the top circle. This is the number that the players will be trying to “make” during this round of the game.
The first player draws a card from the pile. If that number can be used to make the number at the top (whole), he places it in one of the lower circles (part). If the number does not work, he discards the card and the next player takes his turn. She draws a card from the pile, looking for the number that will complete the number bond. If the card does not complete the number bond, the card is out of play for that round and the next player takes his turn.
When the number bond is complete, the player who played the final card takes all three cards and the game begins again.
This game could also be played giving each player five cards to begin the game and he uses those cards to complete the number bond. If no cards can be played, cards can be swapped with cards from the pile.
Note: This game could also be played with the cards and manipulatives. Put the number in the top circle, give students 10 beans/cubes/pennies and have them use the manipulatives to help them fill the other circles.
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