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Fact Family Triangles

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Understanding fact families is a fundamental part of early math education, helping students to see the relationships between addition and subtraction. We're thrilled to introduce our free resource, "Fact Family Triangles," designed for Year 1 and Year 2 students. This engaging and interactive activity is perfect for reinforcing the concept of fact families in a fun and hands-on way. Download the resource for free by clicking the button at the bottom of the page!

What Are Fact Family Triangles?

Our "Fact Family Triangles" resource provides a unique and effective method for teaching fact families. Each triangle features three numbers, one in each corner, where two of the numbers add up to the largest number. Students will use these numbers to write all the possible addition and subtraction sentences in the middle of the triangle. This helps them understand how numbers are related through different operations.


How to Use the Fact Family Triangles

  1. Print and Prepare:

    • Print pages 2 to 7 of the resource.

    • Cut out and laminate the triangles to create durable, reusable pieces.

  2. Understand the Triangles:

    • Each triangle has three numbers in its corners. The two smaller numbers add up to the largest number.

  3. Writing the Fact Families:

    • Using a dry erase marker, students will write all the addition and subtraction sentences in the middle of each triangle. For example, if a triangle has the numbers 15, 2, and 13, students will write:

      • 2 + 13 = 15

      • 13 + 2 = 15

      • 15 - 2 = 13

      • 15 - 13 = 2

  4. Practice and Reuse:

    • Because the triangles are laminated, students can wipe them clean and practice again, reinforcing their understanding of fact families through repeated use.


Educational Benefits

  • Reinforces Math Concepts:

    • Helps students understand the relationship between addition and subtraction through practical application.

  • Promotes Number Sense:

    • Encourages students to see numbers in different ways, enhancing their overall number sense.

  • Interactive Learning:

    • The hands-on activity keeps students engaged and makes learning more interactive and enjoyable.

  • Reusable Resource:

    • Laminated triangles can be used multiple times, making this a durable and cost-effective teaching tool.


Download Your Free "Fact Family Triangles" Resource

Ready to help your students master fact families with this engaging activity? Click the button below to download your free "Fact Family Triangles" resource, perfect for Year 1 and Year 2 students. This resource is ideal for classroom activities, math centers, or additional practice at home.


Equip your students with the skills they need to understand the relationships between numbers. With regular practice using our "Fact Family Triangles," they'll develop a solid foundation in math that will support their continued learning journey. Happy teaching and learning!

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