# This fact family lesson plan features Kidspiration generated worksheets

Subjects:

Computers & Internet, Math

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Title – Fact Families
By – ReedOP3
Primary Subject – Math
Secondary Subjects – Computers / Internet

Content:

• fact families
• subtraction
• number sentences

Benchmarks:

• Students will be able to develop mathematics by looking for patterns, making conjectures and verifying hypotheses.
• Students will explore mathematics using manipulatives, measuring devices, models, calculators and computers.

Learning Resources and Materials:

• Personal Computer
• Printer
• Paper
• Kidspiration software

Development of Lesson:

Introduction:

• The teacher will prepare a fact family worksheet in Kidspiration as described in the sequential directions below.
• Students will be prepared for learning by asking them if they know what a family is.
• Students will be told that the three numbers on their worksheet in Kidspiration are a “numbers” family and they cannot let any other numbers in their family ( Stranger danger! Beware of new numbers! )
• The students will be able to relate the idea of fact families to their previous knowledge relative to their own families.

Methods/Procedures:

• Students will work independently and the teacher will be the only person delivering instruction.
• The teacher will instruct the entire class at one time and give individualized attention when needed.
• The teacher will make on-site assessments by visiting the students’ workstations to check for progress or the lack thereof.

Sequential Directions:

Note from LessonPlansPage.com:

These “sample Kidspiration pages” were created as examples of what the author may have intended. Please create your own pages and problems appropriate for the age group and software you are working with. The problems shaded in gray could be introduced after the students are very secure in the concept of fact families as a method of testing this knowledge.

5   3   2    _____ = _____ + _____
X X X
 _ 5 _ = _ 3 _ + ___ _ 5 _ = _ 2 _ + ___ _ 5 _ – _ 3 _ = ___ _ 5 _ – _ 2 _ = ___ ___ = _ 3 _ + _ 2 _ ___ = _ 2 _ + _ 3 _ ___ – _ 3 _ = ___ ___ – _ 2 _ = ___ ___ = _ 2 _ + ___ ___ = ___ + _ 2 _ ___ – ___ = _ 2 _ ___ – ___ = _ 3 _ _ 3 _ = ___ – ___ _ 2 _ = ___ – ___ _ 5 _ = ___ + ___ ___ – ___ = ___

1. Ask students to look for the “fact family” at the top of the Kidspiration worksheet.
2. Ask students to count the number of red blocks they see on the first line. The teacher will write this number on a blackboard that can be seen by the entire class.
3. Ask the students to count how many of those red blocks have black lines through them that look like the letter “x” The teacher will write this number as well.
4. The teacher will ask the students if the numbers written on the chalkboard are in their fact families.
5. The students will then recount the red blocks and fill in the area on their Kidspiration sheet with the appropriate number.
6. The students will recount the red blocks that have “X” in them and fill in the area on the worksheet.
7. The students will count the remaining numbers that do not have “X” to complete the problem on their worksheet.
8. Now that the students have been introduced to fact families, they will work independently to complete the remaining questions on the Kidspiration worksheets.
6   2   4
X X
 _ 6 _ = _ 2 _ + ___ _ 6 _ = _ 4 _ + ___ _ 6 _ – _ 2 _ = ___ _ 6 _ – _ 4 _ = ___ ___ = _ 4 _ + _ 2 _ ___ = _ 2 _ + _ 4 _ ___ – _ 4 _ = ___ ___ – _ 2 _ = ___ ___ = _ 2 _ + ___ ___ = ___ + _ 2 _ ___ – ___ = _ 2 _ ___ – ___ = _ 4 _ _ 4 _ = ___ – ___ _ 2 _ = ___ – ___ _ 6 _ = ___ + ___ ___ – ___ = ___

X
 ___ = ___ + ___ ___ = ___ + ___ ___ – ___ = ___ ___ – ___ = ___
X X X
 ___ = ___ + ___ ___ = ___ + ___ ___ – ___ = ___ ___ – ___ = ___
X X X X X
 ___ = ___ + ___ ___ = ___ + ___ ___ – ___ = ___ ___ – ___ = ___

• To adapt the lesson for students that are more linguistic, story problems can be written on the chalkboard to include questions such as, how many are left? How many fewer? How many more?
• It will be explained that these words are clues for when addition and subtraction should be used to find a solution.
• Colored counters can be used to assist students who use the sense of touch to learn as well as using visuals.

Assessment/Evaluation:

• To evaluate the success of the lesson, the teacher will ask the students to print their completed worksheets at the end of the lesson and review them for accuracy.

Closure:

As a closing lesson, students can create their own fact families and complete a worksheet using Kidspiration.

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