Hi, Did you ever have an idea you just had to throw out there and see what people think?
I have been noticing that it is really hard for kids to complete equations such as:
8 = 12 - ___.
To complete these equations, they really have to understand the equal sign.
Then, I got to thinking ~ what do we usually teach them regarding fact families and/or related facts?
Four basic facts, such as:
2 + 3 = 5
3 + 2 = 5
5 - 3 = 2
5 - 2 + 3
Is it time to introduce a new fact family? A family with 8 facts? Here's what I'm thinking:
I'm thinking of creating a series of activities based on this idea and thought I'd ask what you think of it first.
I know I'd have to build in lots of support to get kids started. If you have a moment, I'd really love to hear your thoughts . . . .
Many thanks for stopping by! :) Anne Gardner