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Earthy Mama Goods
Earthy Mama Goods • 2 years ago

Cuisenaire Rods - Addition/Subtraction Towers (Number Bonds) by Education Unboxed. This is a fun math activity to help kids learn the number bonds (or fact families) to 10 using Cuisenaire rods and Hundred Flats from a Base Ten set. This is so much more fun and effective than drill of addition and subtraction facts! And, it not only teaches them their math facts, but it gives them a conceptual framework as well - something that will NOT happen if they are primarily working with symbols on paper,

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Tens Concentration - Number Bonds Game Using Cuisenaire Rods by Education Unboxed. I got this idea from, though we changed it just a bit and didn't use the 10 card. This game could be played alone, too. A great way to practice those number bonds of 10 which are SO important to doing mental math!

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