A Teeny Tiny Teacher - Number bonds in math center - compose / decompose

Begin teaching NUMBER BONDS by using Use paper chains in different colours ti demonstrate. To the tune of Row Row Row your boat 9 and 1 are number bonds 8 and 2 are friends 7 and 3 6 and 4 5 and 5 are twins. Later, have them show it different ways.

This relates to the NCTM standard of understanding the effects of adding and subtracting whole numbers. As students add the designated number of dots to their bugs, they can visualize the addition of two sets of numbers.