Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!We have been going over fact families a lot this week in math. I tried doing these with my kids before and they were just NOT getting the concept. They didn't understand that you are ONLY using the 3 numbers given to you. Isn't it funny things you think will be simple are the most complicated! I used a hands on approach to reteach this concept.
I created a Fact Family Mat and whipped up some color coded cards to go with it. I told my students they needed to write 2 addition problems and 2 subtraction problems by moving their cards around. I put a plus sign on one side and a minus on the other.
We used the mats and white boards one day. The next day we reviewed the same concept but didn't use the Fact Family Mat. I gave each kiddo a recording sheet. They picked their cards, colored their dot to match the number colors, and then wrote their problems.
My favorite kiddo quote: "Hey! This is getting easier!" Finally, we are getting it!
Now onto my teacher TREAT! Click HERE or on the picture.
I created a small pack of worksheets that can be used now or later! Enjoy!