Here are some free, printable rainbow number bonds to 10 cards as well as a number bonds to 10 matching game.
They’re brilliant to help your children to learn, and be able to recall, their number bonds to 10. These facts come in really useful when trying to solve addition and subtraction problems.
Why Are Learning The Number Bonds Important?
Don’t worry if you’ve never heard the phrase number bonds before. If you don’t work in education there’s a good chance you won’t have.
Number bonds, or as they’re sometimes called number facts or number pairs, are simply pairs of numbers that add up to another number.
So the number bonds to 10 are the pairs of numbers that add up to 10. So, 1 and 9, 2 and 8, 3 and 7, 4 and 6, 5 and 5 and 10 and 0.
Number bonds are extremely useful for you children to learn as they can help improve their number sense and provide a mental picture of the relationships between two numbers.
This will make mental math a lot easier and helps with subtraction as well as addition. If they know that 9 + 1 = 10, and they have a strong mental picture of this, then they can easily see that 10 – 1 = 9.
How To Use These Rainbow Number Bonds To Ten Cards?
I’ve made three different sets of cards for you and your little ones to use.
One is a straight-up rainbow number bonds to ten cards pack. This includes 6 cards with all the number bonds to ten on them.
These would be great as a flash card type exercise to teach them the number bonds to ten and get them used to visualizing how the numbers go together.
As you can see in the picture below I’ve included raindrops on the clouds so that your children can ‘see’ the numbers as well as read them. To help them understand that numbers aren’t just symbols on a page – they actually mean something.
Playing is one of the greatest ways young children learn. I really can’t stress this enough – so it’s wonderful if you can turn their learning opportunities into games (it’s kind of like sneaking in some learning).
That’s why I’ve also created two matching games based on the cards above.
I’ve made the cards so that there are two difficulties.
One which, like the card above, has the raindrops on so they can use them as a visual aid and also count them to check they’ve got it right.
And one without the raindrops for your little number bonds to ten pros!
So, if you would like to download these lovely cards please click on the image below.
How To Prepare Them?
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Click on the image above to download them.
Then you need to print them off. You can print them onto card or paper it’s up to you.
After that, you need to cut them out. If you are getting the matching game as well then you’ll need to cut down the black line in the centre of the cards.
To keep them nice, and if you plan on reusing them, I’d advise laminating them.
Here’s a reliable and affordable laminator you may want to check out if you haven’t already got one. It’s definitely worth investing in if you plan on making your little ones a lot of printables!
Then they’re ready to go!
For the practice cards you can just use them as they are. For the game you can mix them together and challenge your little ones to put them back together correctly.
I’m sure your little ones will be number bonds to ten champions in no time!
I’d love to hear how you and your children get on with these cards in the comments below! If you have any ideas for printables you’d like me to have a go a creating just let me know!
Thanks for reading and
let’s nurture those neurons!
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