We have been making number bond bracelets in 1st grade! They are so easy to make and they really help students learn whole number and a numbers' parts. What you need: chenille sticks (pipe cleaners)
A big bucket of beads.... and that's it!!
I learned this at a singapore math conference and I am soooo glad I am using it now!!!
I'll include the number bond sheet we are using with the bracelets so you can use it too!!!!
Happy number building and decomposing from Holly one of The Lemonade Stand Teachers :)