Bonkers 4 Bonds

Objective:
Bonkers 4 Bonds is a partner activity that combines fitness and math skills such as number bonds and sequencing. Students will practice social emotional skills as they exercise and solve math problems together.

Grade level: K-2

Shape standards: P.E. Standards 1, 3, 4

Equipment:
• 1 set of giant dominos #17165 (can use regular Double 6 Dominos ~30)
• ~ 36 Fill It In Fitness Cards
• 6 cones
• 12 12-sided dice
• 14 no kink hula hoops (2 of each color, plus 2 extra hoops of any color)
• 12 12” round premium poly spots (2 of each color) #21094
• 12 white boards #21202, dry erase markers and erasers (set aside)

Set-up:
Before students arrive set up 6 cones to create a large rectangle (i.e. use volleyball court lines). In the middle of the rectangle (center basketball circle), set up 2 hula hoops side by side. In 1 hula hoop, set all the Fill It In Fitness Cards FACE DOWN. In the other hula hoop, set up all the dominoes FACE DOWN (you may need more than 1 hula hoop if you are using the giant dominos). Spread out 12 hula hoops in their own space inside the rectangle. In each hula hoop, place 1 12-sided die. Place 1 matching color poly spot outside of each hula hoop at the bottom.

Sequence of events:
Number Bond Examples:

Composing (adding) number bonds: composing (adding) number bonds

  1. Divide the students into partners and send each partner group to a hula hoop with a die.
  2. The object of the game is complete as many Fill It In Fitness Cards AND number bonds as possible.
  3. Partners will take turns retrieving a Fill It In Fitness Card from the center hoop. They will bring it back to their hula hoop and BOTH partners will complete the exercise. Students must first figure out the missing number in the sequence. This is the number of repetitions for the exercise.
  4. After the partners complete the exercise, the SAME person will trade in their Fill It In Fitness Card (FACE DOWN in the Fill It In Fitness hula hoop) for 1 domino.
  5. They will bring the domino back to their hula hoop and place it face up on their poly spot.
  6. The partners will work together to COMPOSE (add) the 2 numbers on the
    dominos together to find the total (i.e. 2 + 3 = 5). It may help for you to refer to this as part-part-whole. The domino represents the 2 parts, and the die is the whole.
  7. The partners will use the 12-sided dice to show their answer. They will place the answer face up on the die.
  8. Once the students have the correct answer, the OTHER partner (take turns) will trade in their domino (FACE DOWN in the domino hula hoop) for another Fill It In Fitness Card. 9. The partners will repeat #’s 3 – 7 until time runs out.

Decomposing (subtracting) number bonds:

  1. Remove the hula hoop with the dominos and the poly spots. Add 1 white board, dry erase marker and eraser to each hula hoop.
  2. Divide the students into partners and send each partner group to a hula hoop with a die.
  3. The object of the game is complete as many Fill It In Fitness Cards AND number bonds as possible.
  4. Partners will take turns retrieving a Fill It In Fitness Card from the center hoop. They will bring it back to their hula hoop and BOTH partners will complete the exercise. Students must first figure out the missing number in the sequence. This is the number of repetitions for the exercise.
  5. After the partners complete the exercise, the SAME person will roll their 12- sided die.
  6. The partners will work together to DECOMPOSE (take apart or subtract) the whole number on the die into 2 parts. Again, it may help students if you refer to this as part-part-whole. The die is the whole and they are trying to figure out the 2 parts. The partners will write the 2 parts OR a number sentence on their white board.
    • If the students write 2 parts on the white board, there may be many possible correct answers (i.e. an 8 on the die could be: 1 and 7, 2 and 6, 3 and 5 or 4 and 4).
    • If the students write a number sentence, it can be either subtraction or addition (i.e. 8 – 5 = 3 OR 5 + 3 = 8). Again, there are multiple correct answers for the number 8 (i.e. 8 – 4 = 4 OR 4 + 4 = 8).
  7. Once the students have a correct answer, the OTHER partner (take turns) will trade in their Fill It In Fitness Card (FACE DOWN) for another Fill It In Fitness Card. While this is happening, the other partner can be erasing the white board.
  8. The partners will repeat #’s 4 – 8 until time runs out.

Rules and safety:
• Students will be moving in various directions. Remind students to be aware of their surroundings.
• Student must keep their die in their hula hoop at ALL times.
• Remind students to place the dominos and Fill It In Fitness Cards FACE DOWN when they are putting them back into the hula hoops.
• Students must take turns trading in dominos, rolling the die and trading in Fill It In Fitness Cards.
• BOTH students must exercise together.

Variations:
• Use white boards for both the composing and decomposing version (eliminates the dice)
• If whole numbers up to 12 are too difficult for the students, choose dominos that only go from #1 – 6 OR use number cards (playing cards or UNO cards #1 – 6). If you play with cards, students must take 2 cards each time from the hula hoop for the 2 parts (part-part-whole).
• Use Double 12 dominos to increase the math challenge. You will need to only use white boards for this version.
• Use number cards (playing cards or UNO cards). If you play with cards, students must take 2 cards each time from the hula hoop for the 2 parts (part-part-whole).
• Use craft sticks to show the answers rather than dice or white boards
• Incorporate other fitness activities rather than Fill It In Fitness Cards

View equipment needed here: https://www.palossports.com/store/search.cfm?q=Bonkers+4+Bones+Equipment+List&go.x=24&go.y=18

References:
• Fill It In Fitness seen on Twitter by Mike Morris. Original creator unknown.
• Number Bond Image found at: https://www.learningresources.com/

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