Counting, bonds and the bar model.

In Maths this week we have been using the Bar Model to help us to learn our number bonds. We have been learning the related addition and subtraction facts; some children worked on bonds to 10, others on bonds to 20 and even bonds to 100. Everyone challenged themselves and worked hard to improve their own knowledge of number bonds and the related fact families.

Outside the children did a rotation of activities to help us practise some of the Maths we have been learning. We threw bean bags into hoops, labelled hundreds, tens and units and used our knowledge of place value to work out our scores. We worked in pairs, throwing a ball back and forth, but with one person saying a number and their partner giving the number needed to make the number bond to 10, 20 or 100. We used the hopscotch and ladder marking on the playground to help us practise our bonds and to count up and back in 2s, 5s and 10s.

Next week we will be working on more addition and subtraction problems and we will use Bar Models to help us with problem solving. Click below to link to a site which shows how we will use the bar model.
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