## 7) Fluency

Bonds of 5: Filling a Wall

### Mathematics

Develop fluency making two-part bonds of 5.

### Language

• equals as “is”

## Differentiation

### A little easier

##### Consecutive order

Do not use the spinner. Build the wall in counting order. Use the diagram on the game board of the hands to work from zero to five.

• Start holding zero fingers up, say “0 and 5 is 5”, place the 5 block on the wall.
• Next hold one finger up, say “1 and 4 is 5”, place the 1 and 4 blocks on the wall.
• Repeat for each finger to five.
• NB fingers 3,4,5 blocks will not need to be collected because of the commutative property of addition. Student can point to the blocks already placed in their wall.
##### Building Mathematical Connections

This sequence of activities will help students connect the mathematical:

• Quantity (as subitised fingers and dots on a five frame)
• Language (said word “zero, one, two, three, four, five”
• Number (written numeral 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

The teacher rolls a pocket dice.
The student:

• Makes this amount on their hand using fingers in a subitised way and says the matching number word.
• Then students fill their frame with the matching amount of counters.

Students do NOT clear the frame of counters after making each number. Instead students alter the number of counters on the frame to make the new quantity. Doing this helps students learn about the comparative size of numbers. For example, 4 is 1 less than 5.