# Number Bonds for Fact Families

As students begin working on math facts, it's essential that they get the part-whole relationship. This can be done using number bonds and stressing decomposition of numbers.

This number bond work mat is great for helping students see how the parts and whole are represented in each equation. Each is identified with a different color and can be used in a page protector to write fact families.

Use these fact families to help students see how facts are related and how they can use them to solve different word problems. Help students visualize how numbers are decomposed to master their math facts. These are great for to connect with your number bond flash cards. __You can grab those here__.

Once you have your number bond flash cards, use the work mat to help students connect the part-part-whole relationship to each number in the equation. You can download that below: