Addition & Subtraction Solution

Solutions are structured programs targeting specific areas.

Comprehensive Solution: Bond Blocks Core

We have created this comprehensive kit for Addition and Subtraction, part of the Bond Blocks series.

This page specifically deals with using Bond Blocks Core as a Whole-school Addition & Subtraction tool with the aim of preventing issues instead of attempting to intervene after students have already fallen behind.

See this page instead for using Bond Blocks Core specifically for Intervention.

About this solution:

This solution is a comprehensive solution for the area of Whole School Mental Maths – Addition and Subtraction.

Teaching and Learning:

  • ✔️✔️✔️ Teaching Skill Sequence
  • ✔️✔️✔️ Learning Activities & Differentiation
  • ✔️✔️✔️ Assessment & Monitoring
  • ✔️✔️✔️ Research and Pedagogy

Special Features:

  • Explicit mathematical learning intentions and language
  • Activities for student-led play, guided play, and teacher-led instruction.

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Resources Options

There are several options. We have pre-made bundles for single-stream schools and double-stream schools. You can also use the build-your-own bundle if for example you do not need Pre-Foundation or Foundation level kits.

Preventing Issues with a Whole School Mental Program

How Bond Blocks Core Supports Whole School Mental Maths

  • Explicit connections (a High Impact Teaching Strategy – Evidence based)
  • Video-modelled teaching
  • Repitition of activities
  • Consistency across activity and game features
  • A multisensory approach
  • Additional support materials
  • Minimal equipment
  • Supportive of students with memory difficulties