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!
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.
CUISENAIRE RODS More ways to play 'What's in the Box?' Missing addends, subtraction, lots of fun stuff here! Be sure to watch my videos 'Teaching Addition and Subtraction with Cuisenaire Rods' and 'The Three Meanings of Subtraction' to get the full picture of what is happening here. It is very important to understand the concept of whole/parts (or number bonds) in order to decode word problems. This is where you start. Please see www.educationunbo... for more videos!