9) Fluency

Bonds of 5: Racing Cars


Develop fluency with two-part bonds of 5.


  • part-part-whole where the two parts are a bond of the whole number
  • equal, equivalent, is equal to
  • five frame


A little easier

Build a wall

Build a wall of 5 that requires students to use the commutative property of addition to identify two-part bonds. Use one of each block from 1 to 5. Keep this on the game board whilst playing.


Once fluent with bonds of 5 apply them to addition in the next activity. Go to 

Activity 10

Bonds of 5: Addition, Building a Wall