# Decompose, Branching, and Number Bonds Video Lessons for Teachers (K-2)

## Decompose, Branching and Number Bonds Video Lessons (K-2)

This resource provides strategies and tools for decomposing numbers through the use of branching. Branching* is simply a strategy of breaking apart and associating numbers in a way that creates friendly landmark numbers. This directly ties to the Common Core standards tagged in this resource as the focus of branching is based on place value and properties. These strategies work well with decomposing whole numbers, fractional quantities, and also when doing various units of measurement (feet, hours, pounds, etc).

*Don't caught up in the different terms people use such as branching, decomposing, breaking apart, composing, or number bonds. Just be consistent with what term you use with students. Decompose and number bond are important Common Core terms, but it is wise to occasionally intermingle other terms in lessons like saying "decompose or break apart". It defines the harder word and expands vocabulary.

# Number Bracelets - Kindergarten

###### K.OA.A.3

Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 5 = 2 + 3 and 5 = 4 + 1).

Number Bracelet Worksheets

Bracelets, Bonds, and Branching Strategies

Branching Practice