Sunday, February 20, 2011

Fact Family Fun

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.



11 comments:

Kinderpond said...

Love it! Most of the kids have this too :)

This will be a great center rotations :)

Jennifer

NYCecelia said...

I just introduced this and name collection boxes, too. Great idea!
Cecelia
http://ilove1stgrade.blogspot.com/

Lindsey said...

love this!! i will def. do this with my class:)

-lindsey
theteacherwife.blogspot.com

lesels said...

Thank you so so much! I needed some more fact family work for my first graders ;)

Kala said...

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.

Melissa said...

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=)

www.fisforfirstgrade.blogspot.com

amanda said...

Thank you so much!! i can use this for my student teaching next spring, and for now as my mini lesson!!!

Mrs. Smyth said...

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 :)
-Miichele
New Adventures in First Grade

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