To use counters to find number bonds to ten
Repeat each activity in a variety of ways.
Use different objects as counters e.g. coins, marbles and sweets or grapes – a tasty incentive!
Talk about what you’re doing as you learn together and ask lots of questions e.g. Which pile is greater or has less? How can I turn 3 add 7 into 2 add 8?
Ideas for afterwards:
Take photos of each number bond to scroll through later as a memory aid. Record as pictures and number sums.
Keep recalling the learning and promote memory retention – e.g. when going on a walk or while in the bath!
Make a number line in your back garden and squirt the number bonds with a water pistol e.g. squirt the number that goes with 7 to make 10.