Have you heard of the term Number Bonds? Sounds a bit like glue perhaps. Sometimes they are called Number Facts, perhaps you’ve heard of these?
Number Bonds or Number Facts mean all the different numbers that will add together to make the same number. Here’s an example for number bonds to 10. They are very useful.
Number Bonds or Number Facts are useful to learn because they save you time and there’s less chance of you making a mistake if you use them instead of counting individual numbers.
6+4=10 If you know the answer straight away you don’t have to count on 4 numbers to get to 10. That’s 4 chances to make a mistake.
60+40=100 This is where number bonds really help you. You don’t have to count on 40 or 4 lots of 10 to get to 100.
Remembering the pairs of numbers that make 10 is a really good idea – it saves you time and you can avoid mistakes.
Practicing the pairs of numbers that make 10 is paramount to remembering them.