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Fact Family Find and Flip - Addition and Subtraction (Middle)

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Addition and subtraction game cards demonstrating the relationship between fact families.

Use this teaching resource so that your students can consolidate their understanding of fact families.

Print out the game mat for students to play in pairs. Students cut out each game square, discard the border, and place the squares face up.

Students roll a dice to balance an addition equation and then find and complete the matching subtraction equation. Flip over both game cards once they have been completed.

Take turns in playing the game until all cards have been completed and flipped.

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So are we meant to laminate these? Can you please make a video to show how this resource is used. I find it a bit confusing.

Lee Levey · Mar 19th, 2019

Hi Lee, thank you for your message. You could laminate them if you would like to use them multiple times, but it isn’t necessary for the game. If you cut the squares out, you can then place them down with the equation facing up. Students can then roll a dice and if a number is rolled that allows them to balance an equation, they can turn that equation over. They can also find the corresponding equation and turn that over – for example, if a 6 is rolled, students can turn over the card 5 + __ = 11 and the card 11 – __ = 5
I hope this extra information helps with the activity. Please let me know if I can help clarify further.

Jill (Teach Starter) · Mar 19th, 2019

When I download this, I also only one page loads.

Leigh Yates · Oct 2nd, 2017

Hi Sharon and Leigh,

Thank you for your comments. The 20 game cards are found on the one page – students cut each card up to play the game. If you’d like alternate versions of this game, they can be found here:


Kind regards,

Nikki (Teach Starter) · Oct 3rd, 2017

When I download this, only one page loads? It says there is meant to be twenty.

Sharon Hayward · Sep 29th, 2017

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