Wednesday, December 28, 2011

[Fact Family Friends]

It all started with Pinterest.  ;)
Some Most of my class is really struggling with the idea of Fact Families.
I know it's not life or death if they don't understand, but it sure does make addition and subtraction a heck of a lot easier!

So. . .I modified the activity to include a number bond, a part/part/whole graphic, and the entire fact family (addition AND subtraction).
We're also going to be working on detailed illustrations, so I added a box for an illustration of the student chosen that day.
Each day we'll choose a stick out of the can.
 The chosen student will fill in an individual recording page and the rest of us will complete the page together with the doc cam to save paper.  The added bonus is that I can bind these into a class book at the end of this activity set.
If I notice that the understanding still isn't there, I'll have each student complete a recording page each day.
This will take my class 22 days.
At that point, they'll either totally get it, or I'll resign myself to the knowledge that I tried.
Oh did I ever try.

The images are linked to the PDF download.
Really, a kind word if you download this would make my day.

Hope you're enjoying your Christmas Break!  I'm finally feeling better, but now my little girl has a stomach bug.  One day we'll all be well around here!


10 comments:

  1. LOVE!

    And thank you for a big circle for the big number :)

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  2. I LOVE this! Thanks so much for sharing. I am your newest follower!

    www.firstgradeshenanigans.blogspot.com

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  3. This is such a GREAT activity! I absolutely LOVE it! Thank you so much for sharing this with us all. I plan on creating family and friend sticks for my daughter. I will put the printable in a sheet protector and have her choose one stick a day. I appreciate your hard work and dedication.
    Thank you,
    Tracey M.

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  4. LOVE this! I will be using it with my first graders this year!!

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  5. This is a great way to practice fact families and review consonants and vowels too. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. This is a great way to practice fact families and review consonants and vowels too. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. This is great! Thanks! I can't wait to do this with my kids after the Thanksgiving break. Thank you, thank you.

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  8. This is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. I know my students will gain a better understanding of fact families by using this :)

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  9. This is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. I know my students will gain a better understanding of fact families by using this :)

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  10. Thank you so much. Another resource for using with my students that are having a difficult time understanding fact families.

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