To introduce fact families, we do the turn around dance. Kids hold up a fact and we sing as they make a new fact that is true. It helps them see a great visual and begin to be comfortable moving numbers around to make fact families.
This video demonstrates how it can be done with cards. I love to have kids come up and hold the cards and move and dance around.
|First they cut out their flashcards. Then, they write their fact families.|
After writing two addition facts and two subtraction facts, they studied the facts by covering up a number and trying to remember or figure out what was missing from the family.
|She is covering up a number to see if she remembers it.|
I also let the kids play some simple math games with flash cards and number cards. I want them to have fun practicing.
I encourage them to play these games at home as well.
Here is a quick video demonstrating the activities we do together to practice fact families.