Roll and Create  Number Bonds
The "Roll and Create  Number Bonds" activity is a handson, interactive learning tool designed to help young students understand and practice number bonds. This activity involves rolling dice to generate numbers and then finding pairs of numbers that add up to the given number, reinforcing their understanding of basic addition in a fun and playful way.
How to Use the "Roll and Create  Number Bonds" Activity

Download and Print:

Click the button at the bottom of



the page to download the activity. Print out the activity sheets for your students.


Materials Needed:

Two dice per student or pair of students.

Printed activity sheets.

Pencils or pens.


Activity Instructions:

Students roll the two dice and note the number they rolled.

They write this number in the designated space on the activity sheet.

Students then think of two numbers that add up to the rolled number. They can use the numbers on the dice or think of different pairs of numbers that sum to the rolled number for an extra challenge.

Educational Benefits of the "Roll and Create  Number Bonds" Activity

Reinforces Number Bonds:

Helps students practice and memorize number bonds, which are fundamental to understanding addition and subtraction.


Encourages Critical Thinking:

Encourages students to think creatively about different pairs of numbers that add up to a given sum.


Interactive Learning:

Combines the fun of rolling dice with the educational task of finding number pairs, making learning more engaging.


Flexible Use:

The activity sheets can be used multiple times, making this a versatile resource for various classroom settings.

Integrating "Roll and Create  Number Bonds" into Your Classroom

Maths Lessons:

Use this activity as part of your maths lessons to provide handson practice with number bonds.


Maths Centres:

Include the activity in maths centres for a selfdirected, engaging task that reinforces the day's lessons.


Homework:

Send the activity sheets home for additional practice, allowing students to continue learning outside the classroom.


Assessment:

Utilize the activity as a formative assessment tool to check students’ understanding of number bonds.

Tips for Maximizing the Activity’s Effectiveness

Guided Practice:

Begin with guided practice, showing students how to roll the dice, write the number, and find the number bonds.


Independent Practice:

Allow students to work independently or in pairs once they understand the activity.


Extension Activities:

Challenge students to find multiple pairs of numbers that add up to the rolled number for an additional challenge.


Review and Reinforce:

Regularly review the number bonds with the class to reinforce learning and address any misconceptions.

The "Roll and Create  Number Bonds" activity is a fantastic resource for helping Year 1 and Year 2 students master the concept of number bonds. By combining the excitement of rolling dice with the educational task of finding number pairs, this activity makes learning maths fun and effective. Download the free activity now by clicking the button below and bring the joy of number bonds to your classroom!