Demonstrate an understanding of addition and subtraction fact families with a fun cut and sort activity.
🚀 Launch into Learning About Fact Families! 🚀
Teaching about Fact Families and the relationship between addition and subtraction number facts? Use the colorful and engaging Fact Family Rocket Blast-Off to consolidate your students’ understanding of inverse relationships, number facts to 20, and addition and subtraction strategies in a fun way!
To play Fact Family Rocket Blast-Off, students are given one of the facts included in 3 fact families. First, they must write the remaining facts for each family on the remaining blank cards. Then, they will cut out the facts and glue them on the appropriate rocket ship.
16 cards and a rocket game mat are included in this resource to solidify an understanding of addition and subtraction fact families.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your operations and fact families lessons. In addition to individual student work time, use this sorting game to enhance learning through maths centers, whole class lessons, or homework activities.
If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:
🆘 Support Struggling Students
Help students who need help understanding the concepts by using the version with the number facts already written on the cards, and supporting them to rearrange and match existing equations.
Additionally, provide access to previous assignments, as well as posters and anchor charts for students to recall past lessons.
➕ Challenge Fast Finishers
This resource contains two versions for student differentiation and extension. If your students are working above-level, extend them by moving them on to the Level 2 version.
🧑🏫 Group Lesson (or Other Activity)
👯 Find Your Match
Provide each student in your class with either an addition fact card or a subtraction fact card. Challenge the students to find the student with the number fact which is the inverse equation for their number fact.. For an extra challenge, make the activity a race, or ask the students to complete the task in silence!
Easily Prepare Your Math Fact Families Activities
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the colour or black and white PDF versions of this resource.
Print one rocket mat for each student. Print one set of addition and subtraction cards per student (four sets per page are provided in the resource).
Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.
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