Reflection: Routines and Procedures Identify Related Facts  Day 2 of 2  Section 4: Closing/Summarizing
This lesson went very well. After the lesson was over I went back through the student journals and found that many of them seemed to grasp the concept. Part of our daily routine is that we close out our lessons with journaling. My students really like to write in their journal, and it makes them feel that they have taken a part of their own learning process.
Identify Related Facts  Day 2 of 2
Lesson 4 of 12
Objective: The SWBAT identify and create related facts to 20.
Big Idea: It's all in the family! In this lesson, students will build fact family "houses" by using 3 numbers and writing the related addition and subtraction sentences.
Activating Strategy
Start by reading “The Fact Family: A Teaching Rhyme About Inverse Number Relationships” by Sandy Turley.
I like to read this story because it easily relates mathematical fact families to real families.
I then give each child 20 connecting cubes – use 2 different colors and give each child 10 of each (ex. 10 red & 10 blue). Write 4 + 5= __ on the board/chart paper. I then have the students use their connecting cubes to model how to solve the problem.
Next, I write 5 + 4 = __ on the board. Again, I have the students use their connecting cubes to model how to solve the problem. I continue this activity by writing the two related subtraction sentences on the board (95=__ and 94=__). Ask students if they notice the pattern with the math sentences. Guide the discussion to the understanding that there is a pattern between the three numbers in a fact family.
In this lesson, children continue to build understanding of the relationship between addition and subtraction. It is important for first graders to discover a pattern or structure (MP7). This begins with recognizing that 5+4=9 and 4+5=9 (commutative property). As children create physical models to solve problems, use questions such as the following to deepen their understanding:

How do you use cubes to show 4 + 5 = 9? (I start with 4 red cubes and add 5 blue cubes.)

How do you know your subtraction sentence is a related fact of your addition sentence? (It uses the same numbers.)

Why do you now have the same number of cubes you started with? (I took away the 5 cubes that I added to the starting number, so I undid the problem.)
Teaching Strategies
Draw a triangle on the board with the numbers 5, 4, & 9. Discuss how these numbers are a fact family, and just like our families they are related. Using the same methods as above, use 9, 1 & 10 and show how they are a related fact family. (PPT available in the resources section Identify Related facts_houses)
Put students in groups of 2 and have each student select a number between 1 and 10 to add. Using connecting cubes, have pairs continue model how to add the two numbers. Guide them to model the subtraction facts in the same family as well. Use this same strategy and guide pairs through several fact families, walking around to make sure that they understand the concept.
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Independent Practice
Have students complete the attached sheet where they build their own fact family houses. Students use the three numbers in the “roof” of the house to write the fact family. Students cut out the “roof” and the house and glue to paper. Then they write the corresponding fact families on the houses.
Pictures of students working independently:
Here are some pictures of student work samples:
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Closing/Summarizing
To close out the lesson, I have students get their math journal and identify the two missing related facts in the following fact family:
4 + 9 = 13
13  4 = 9
Here is some explanation as to why I like to use a close out that involves journaling:
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 LESSON 1: Add or subtract using word problems
 LESSON 2: Recording Related Facts
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 LESSON 4: Identify Related Facts  Day 2 of 2
 LESSON 5: Use Addition to Check Subtraction
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 LESSON 7: Choose an Operation
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 LESSON 9: Addition Strategies
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 LESSON 11: Counting on to add
 LESSON 12: Counting Back