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could use this idea for number bonds to 10

Six is Having a Party! - Math Facts with Cuisenaire Rods by Education Unboxed. Here's a video of another activity you can do with children to help them learn their addition/subtraction facts to 10 (or above). You don't have to use the "having a party" theme. If you or the child comes up with one you like better, feel free to change it. Better learning happens that way!

You Might be a First Grader...: number bonds

Begin teaching NUMBER BONDS by using 10. 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 picture uses Christmas colours to make class decorations.

Tens Concentration - Number Bonds Game Using Cuisenaire Rods by Education Unboxed. I got this idea from letsplaymath.net/..., 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!

number bracelets - A really fun way to teach addition.

Elementary Matters: Learning Math Facts With Cuisenaire Rods and a Freebie

## 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,