Number Bonds

Number Bonds are the addition and subtraction of 2 numbers as instantly recallable facts. Our school use the structure provided by ‘Learn Its’ to help your child build up these facts, term by term.

Komodo have a great article on number bonds for parents here. It is crucial to note that ‘Learn It’ number bonds are not just 2 numbers that equal 10. They are any addition or subtraction calculation under 20 (e.g. 1+3, 17-9, 6+4, 14-5 etc). Maths No Problem also have a parent video on number bonds (second video down).

Here are some general pointers when helping your child build up their ability to recall number bonds as facts:

Models to use to help your child