A fill and sort activity to demonstrate an understanding of addition and subtraction fact families.
Use this teaching resource when your students are learning about fact families.
Print out a copy of the rocket ships and the number sentence cards for each student. 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.
This activity works well as a culminating activity after learning about fact families.
Use the drop-down menu to choose between the full color, low color, or black and white version.
For your slower students, why not use the version with the number facts already written on the cards:
Common Core Curriculum alignment
Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract.2 Examples: If 8 + 3 = 11 is known, then 3 + 8 = 11 is also known. (Commutative property of addition.) To add 2 + 6 + 4, the second two numbers can be added to make a ten, so 2 + 6 + 4 ...
Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14); decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13 - 4 = 13 - 3 - 1 = 10 - ...
Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
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