Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fact Family Fun

We have been reviewing fact families using dominoes, fact triangles, you name it over the past couple days. We have discussed how fact families, just like our own families, have numbers that are related and stick together! To hit this point home, today, we create fact family houses (or apartments if you will)!

First, I gave each table group a container of fact triangles that we had been practicing with for the past few days. They selected from these triangles four to use in creating their fact family house chain.

Then we set to creating our family homes! To create the chain of houses, you simply fold the paper in half "hamburger style", then fold it in half again in the same direction. From here, you select one of the short ends, and cut off each of the corners to form a point that looks a bit like a roof/triangle. Open it up and voila, 4 beautiful fact family houses!

Here is one of my student's finished products. I had them copy the info. from the triangle they selected onto the roof, and then write the fact families on the walls!

Nice short, simple activity and the look pretty cute too!


  1. You have been booed! ;)

  2. Love it! I'm featuring this post on Bagels and Blogs tomorrow. :)

    Math Coach’s Corner

    1. Awesome! Thanks so much Donna! I can't wait to check it out!

  3. What perfect timing! We are introducing fact families this week so this activity is going in the plans for practice later.
    Still Teaching After All These Years

    1. So glad it will be useful for you! It is a great one for review!

  4. Love these fact family houses!! I'm going to try these out! I am a new 2nd grade blogger, and I am loving finding other 2nd grade teachers! I'm your newest follower!
    Amy Howbert

    Little Miss Organized

    1. I am so glad you ran across my blog. Looking forward to checking yours out as well!