Unifix cubes are a concrete representation of addition/number bonds. Building the bond with the Unifix cubes is what develops number sense. Great use for flash cards instead of looking for just memorization
These are great-- I will use them this upcoming school year! Bohaty's Kindergarten Kingdom variety of math station activities I like: number pockets -- match numeral and dots number chain -- numeral order number tic-tac-toe -- number aware
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.