Reflection: Grappling with Complexity Fact Family, Yes or No? - Section 4: Independent Practice


Once fact families have been introduced and practiced with the students a few times, the next step is to make it a bit more complex. In this case we move to the examples and non-examples. Kids are asked to identify which houses (families) meet and represent the rules of fact families and which do not. While it sounds easy, it really isn't. It's a real challenge. Provide a ton of modeling for the kids before you ask them to do this on their own.

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  Grappling with Complexity: Make it a challenge for them and you
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Fact Family, Yes or No?

Unit 14: Fact Families
Lesson 2 of 3

Objective: SWBAT identify equations in a fact family by identifying correct and incorrect fact families.

Big Idea: While fact families are not required in kindergarten, it is very helpful for the kids to be exposed to them to support the depth of learning they will experience in first grade.

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