A sorting activity to demonstrate an understanding of fact families.
Use this teaching resource when your students are learning about fact families.
Print the fishbowls and fish on cardstock. Cut out the fish and write your own fact family facts on them. Store them in a resealable bag so that they can be used over and over again. Slide the fishbowls into a dry erase sleeve so that students can write on them with dry-erase markers.
First, students will find 4 fish that belong in the same fact family and place them inside of a bowl. Then, have them write the three numbers that make up each fact family on the top of the fishbowl. Repeat until all four fishbowls are completed.
This activity works well as a math center activity.
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Common Core Curriculum alignment
Understand subtraction as an unknown-addend problem. For example, subtract 10 - 8 by finding the number that makes 10 when added to 8.
Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
Understand division as an unknown-factor problem. For example, find 32 ÷ 8 by finding the number that makes 32 when multiplied by 8.
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