Use this Number Bond Card Sort to help your students strengthen their mastery of basic facts.
Below you will find another free resource for teachers from The Curriculum Corner.
This collection of cards with number bonds is designed to give students practice mastering basic facts.
We like these better than flash cards because it encourages children to think about the relationship between addition and subtraction.
How can I assemble my centers?
- We recommend printing on heavy, white card stock.
- Laminate the cards for durability and cut.
- Place the cards at a center for sorting. You might also include the recording page for student use.
What we like about this math center…
This math center uses addition number bonds to help students strengthen math facts mastery. Students sort the bonds under the number that fits in the third circle of the bond. Answers 1 – 20 are included with over 200 matching math facts (including those that represent the commutative property of addition).
We’ve included a recording page for student accountability at centers if needed.
Print all of the cards or choose the ones that fit the specific levels of individuals or groups of students.
Looking for an easy way to differentiate as students work through their centers?
We like the idea of putting a dot on the back to color code your cards. Maybe one group of students works on the cards with orange dots while another group pulls out the purple and orange.
This allows you to focus on your small group instruction while students are finding the cards that meet their needs.
You can download the complete collection of number bond cards here:
If you want a black & white set that students can take home for practice you will find that here:
You might also be interested in our addition and subtraction timed tests:
Within the addition and subtraction posts above you will also find links to additional resources. Included are free addition and subtraction games we have created that are perfect for math centers, morning work or even family practice at home.