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How do you solve a problem like... Number Bonds?

In this episode, I'm joined by Christopher Such as sit down and hash out exactly why number bonds are so important to our pupils success in mathematics and how we can best approach them as primary teachers.

Episode Nine: How do you solve a problem like...Number Bonds?

What ya reading for? 

Chris: Cognitive Load and Classroom Teaching: The Double-Edged Sword of Automaticity by David Frank Feldon 

Kieran: Making Kids Cleverer by David Didau 

What are number bonds? 

Why are number bonds important? 

How do you think they are currently taught? 

Does the National Curriculum and schemes give a false impression of number bonds? 

How else might they be taught?

Once we have those bonds to 20 down, what would your next steps be?

Honourable mentions: 

Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman 

What if Everything You Knew about Education was Wrong? – David Didau 

Erno Lehtinen Online Colloquium videos:

Lieven Verschaffel, KU Leuven - Routine versus adaptive expertise in elementary mathematics education: the case of multi-digit subtraction 

Jon Star - New directions in the study of (and assessment of) procedural flexibility

Douglas Clements and Julie Sarama, University of Denver - From cognition to curriculum to scale: Learning trajectories for early math 

Growing Mathematical Minds - Jennifer S. McCray, Jie-Qi Chen, Janet Eisenband Sorkin


Liping Ma - Three Approaches to One Digit Addition

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