A sorting activity to demonstrate an understanding of fact families.
Use this teaching resource when your students are learning about fact families.
Print the rocket ships and the blank number sentence cards on cardstock. Cut out the blank cards 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 rocketships into a dry erase sleeve so that students can write on them with dry-erase markers.
First, students will find 4 number sentences that belong in the same fact family and place them inside of a rocketship. Then, have them write the three numbers that make up each fact family in the circles at the top of the rocketship. Repeat until all three rocketships are completed.
This activity works well as a math center activity.
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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.
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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