Can your little learners help the leprechaun collect his lucky gold coins by filling in the missing numbers on this St Patrick’s Day number bonds worksheet?
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.
And if you think they might enjoy a little more St Patrick’s Day themed math, you could also try these:
- St Patrick’s Day Count And Graph Worksheet
- St Patrick’s Day Ten Frames
- St Patrick’s Day Roll and Cover Worksheets
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 Sp Patrick’s Day Number Bond Sheet
This one’s pretty straight forward!
First you’re going to want to download the early math 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 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 help the leprechaun collect his lucky golden coins.
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 pot of gold, then put down the number shown in the coin. However many fingers they have left is what they’ll need to write in the empty coin.
Or you could use objects such as building blocks. Just make a tower with the same amount of bricks as the number in the gold pot. Then, break off an amount of bricks that matches the number in the coin. 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 in the leprechauns!