Looking for a fun and engaging way to help your little ones practice their math skills this spring? Our Raindrop Number Bonds to 10 Worksheet is a great activity for those rainy days!
Can your little learners complete this math worksheet by filling in the missing numbers on those raindrops?
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.
What Skills Can Your Children Learn And Practice?
While using this number bond worksheet, your children will have the chance to practice and develop some early math skills such as:
- Number recognition – they’ll need to be able to recognize the written numerals
- Number sense – the ability to visualize numbers and understand relationships between numbers
- Number formation – understanding what the numbers look like and how to form them
- Adding and subtracting – understanding addition and subtraction and the inverse relationship between them
How To Prepare This Raindrop Number Bond Sheet
This one’s pretty straight forward!
First you’re going to want to download the worksheet by clicking on the download box at the bottom of the page.
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Once you’ve downloaded it, you’ll need to print it off (there’s a color and black and white sheet in the pack so choose which one you want) and grab some pencils.
After that you’re all done!
Then your little ones will need to carefully work out the correct missing number to complete the number bond.
As all the numbers are less than 10, using their fingers can be a great way to do this. Put up the total amount of fingers as shown in the cloud, then put down the number shown in the raindrop. However many fingers they have left is what they’ll need to write in the empty raindrop.
Or you could use objects such as building blocks. Just make a tower with the same amount of bricks as the number in the cloud. Then, break off an amount of bricks that matches the number in the raindrop. Again, whatever is left is the answer.
If they need a bit more practice with writing the numbers you may want to check out some of these number formation activities.
And when they’ve answered them all they can color it all in!