# Number bonds to ten

## What are number bonds?

"Number bonds" are a way of showing how numbers can be combined or split. Given a number its number bonds are any pair of numbers that will add up to that number.

Below is the number bonds for 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 shown pictorially and numerically.

Students should be able to number bond to the number 1000 easily.

## Why?

This should teach you how numbers can be broken into pieces to make addition, subtraction, division and multiplication easier.