Extending Number Bonds

At primary school level, a number bond is a simple addition sum which has become so familiar that a child can recognise it and complete it almost instantly.

Other useful number combinations…

Learning combinations of 2 numbers to make 10,20,30…to 100

Number Bonds are simply numbers added together to give a total.

How to learn and memorise key complimentary numbers, in the early years, unlocks mental number agility. Follow on from 10 to learn and be familiar with paired combinations to 100.


 Click to open link in new window Frogameleon Ltd make a great app for practise. Find it on the iTunes store.


Click to open link in new window ‘Unifix’ gives children practical counting play with number lines and cubes.

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