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We just started introducing Fact Families in Everyday Math last week. Most of my students caught on pretty quickly, but some needed something hands on that got them physically involved. So, I came up with this idea. I used three page protector sheets and put yarn in the holes so they could hang on students necks. Then I slipped in three numbers to make a fact family. I wrote a + sign and = sign on the board and had students make an addition fact with their numbers. Then they had to do a “turn around fact” to make the other addition problem. I made a huge deal about how the biggest number person did not move, only the two smaller numbers. Then I put a – sign on the board and had students move to make a subtraction problem. Then they switched to make the other subtraction problem. We discussed that the biggest number started both subtraction problems.
Here is a Fact Family review sheet for you as well.
Love it! Most of the kids have this too 🙂
This will be a great center rotations 🙂
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I just introduced this and name collection boxes, too. Great idea!
love this!! i will def. do this with my class:)
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Thank you so so much! I needed some more fact family work for my first graders 😉
I am planning on doing this activity as a review! thanks for the worksheet..saves me some time 🙂 Great idea with making it a necklace so the kids can see it at all times instead of them waving the single sheet of paper back and forth.
I agree, such a good idea. Thanks for sharing. I still have some that do not get fact families and I'll be trying this very soon! I'm so glad to find your blog=)
Thank you so much!! i can use this for my student teaching next spring, and for now as my mini lesson!!!
Thank you so much! This is just what my kids need- especially the "biggest kid never moves" part. They just want to add family members all over the place 🙂
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