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Beading Bonds to 20

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Are you a teacher or homeschooler looking for a fun and engaging way to help your grade 1 and grade 2 students learn about number bonds? Look no further! We have a fantastic free maths activity for you called "Beading Bonds to 20." This activity will not only reinforce their understanding of number bonds but also provide a hands-on experience that will surely captivate their attention.

To get started, simply download the activity worksheet by clicking the button at the bottom of this page. Print onto thick card stock.

Now, let's gather the materials needed for this activity. Each student will require the worksheet, 20 beads, and a pipe cleaner. The beads can be of various colors or styles, which will add an extra element of excitement to the activity.

To begin, hand out the worksheets to the students and distribute the beads and pipe cleaners. Instruct the students to put one end of the pipe cleaner through the top hole on the worksheet and secure the back with sticky tape. This will serve as their counting tool throughout the activity.

The first step is to count the number of beads provided. Ask the students to carefully count the beads and determine the total quantity. Encourage them to write the number sentence "0 + 20 = 20" on their worksheet to represent the initial count.

Now, it's time to start beading! Instruct the students to place one bead onto the pipe cleaner and check how many counters are left. At this point, there should be 19 counters remaining. Have the students write down the number sentence "1 + 19 = 20" to depict this new arrangement.

Continue this process with each additional bead. After placing each bead, the students should count the remaining counters, write the corresponding number sentence, and move on to the next bead. This step-by-step approach allows them to explore different combinations that make up the number 20.

By the end of the activity, all the number bonds to 20 should be filled in on the worksheet. The students will have actively engaged in counting, writing number sentences, and reinforcing their understanding of number bonds.

This "Beading Bonds to 20" activity not only helps develop mathematical skills but also enhances fine motor skills as the students thread the beads onto the pipe cleaner. Moreover, the hands-on nature of the activity makes it enjoyable and memorable for the students, ensuring a deeper understanding of number bonds.


So, what are you waiting for? Download the free worksheet and start the "Beading Bonds to 20" activity with your grade 1 and grade 2 students today! Click the button below and watch their mathematical knowledge flourish while having a great time.

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