# Max Maths, Year 1, Try it, Addition using number bonds

In the Max Maths Year 1 curriculum, children are introduced to the concept of addition using number bonds, specifically focusing on the combinations that make 10. This fundamental skill is essential for developing fluency in basic arithmetic and understanding the relationships between numbers. The 'Try it' section provides exercises designed for young learners to practice and reinforce their knowledge of number bonds.

Exercise 4 presents a simple yet effective task where children are asked to identify the missing number in a pair that adds up to 10. For instance, in part (a), the number 5 is given, and students must determine which number, when added to 5, results in 10. This exercise not only helps in memorizing the number bonds to 10 but also encourages mental arithmetic. In exercise 5, the challenge continues with children completing number bonds for different given numbers, such as 2 and 4. They must find the corresponding numbers that, when paired with the given ones, total 10. These activities are visually represented in the workbook to aid comprehension and engagement.