Know by heart all the number bonds to 10

In 30 seconds you should be able to answer 10 questions relating to number bonds to 10.

This means that should you be given the number "8" you should be able to immediately respond "2" as 8 + 2 makes 10.

Can your child answer these questions?

  • What would you add to 7 to get a total of 10?
  • Use number cards from 1 to 9 - can you pair the numbers which make 10?
  • How many pairs of numbers can you remember that make a total of 10?

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Recall addition facts to 5

In 30 seconds you should be able to answer 10 questions relating to addition facts to 5, e.g.:

  • 0 + 1 = 1
  • 0 + 4 = 4
  • 1 + 3 = 4
  • 3 + 2 = 5
  • 2 + 1 = 3
  • 1 + 4 = 5

Can your child answer these questions?

  • What numbers could you add to give a total of 4?
  • Are there any other ways to get a total of 4?

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Recall subtraction facts to 5

In 30 seconds you should be able to answer 10 questions relating to subtraction facts to 5, e.g.:

  • 5 - 1 = 4
  • 3 - 2 = 1
  • 5 - 2 = 3
  • 2 - 0 = 2
  • 4 - 1 = 3
  • 5 - 4 = 1

Can your child answer these questions?

  • There are 5 beans on a plate – I hide some under a beaker and write this to show what I have done: 5 – 3 = 2
  • Use the 5 beans to hide a different amount – can you write the subtraction sentence for what you have done?
  • Look at this addition : 4 + 1 = 5 Can you make a subtraction sentence using these numbers?

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Count in twos

Can your child answer these questions?:

  • How far can you count in twos?
  • What number would follow in this sequence: 6, 8, 10, 12 …?
  • How far can you continue the sequence
  • What about this sequence? 18, 16, 14, …
  • What would come next? Can you get back to 0?

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Count in tens

Can your child answer these questions?:

  • How far can you count in tens?
  • What number would follow in this sequence: 40, 50, 60, …?
  • How far can you continue the sequence
  • What about this sequence? 90, 80, 70, …
  • What would come next? Can you get back to 0?

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Count in fives

Can your child answer these questions?:

  • How far can you count in fives?
  • What number would follow in this sequence: 45, 50, 55, 60, …?
  • How far can you continue the sequence
  • What about this sequence? 80, 75, 70, 65, …
  • What would come next? Can you get back to 0?

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Recall the doubles of all numbers to at least 10

i.e.: "Double 1 is 2", "Double 2 is 4" …

Can your child answer these questions?:

  • I roll double 3 – what is my score?
  • Pick a number, and then double it.
  • What is the largest number you can double?
  • Explain how you know your answer is right…

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