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    Math Fact Families
    By Marilyn

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    I have my second grade students do the following activity for fact families.

    A Fact Family Booklet

    Materials: for one page of the booklet

    I cut ahead of time circles (any color) with a diameter of 3 inches -enough that each student has three circles, a white triangle 6 ins. X 6 ins. X 9 ins.-one per student and half of a regular piece of construction paper (any color).
    You will also need two dice per student.

    You will need to multiply the materials depending on how many pages you do in the booklet.


    Have the student roll the dice. Put one of the numbers on one circle, put the other number on a second circle, and the sum on a third circle. These circles are then glued to the points of the triangle. On the inside of the triangle the students write the family member number sentences - subtraction and addition. The triangle and circles are glue onto a book page. Do as many pages as you wish. Finally make a cover and staple all the pages and cover together to make the booklet.

    This is a great hands on activity and the students are very proud of their booklets. We share the booklets with a first grade class.

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