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Fact Family Houses

Math meets art in this fun lesson where students create a house for a fact family. Use the scaffolded EL lesson plan alone or with **Dots & Dots of Fact Families.**
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Dots & Dots of Fact Familieslesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to write related addition and subtraction facts within 20.

Language

Students will be able to describe the steps to write related addition and subtraction facts with content-specific vocabulary using visual and partner support.

Introduction

(3 minutes)
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  • Project a domino on the document camera, or draw one on the board. Ask students what shape the domino is (rectangle).
  • Ask students to turn and talk to a partner about what they notice about the domino using the sentence frame, "I notice ________."
  • Call on students to share observations, and record student ideas on the board. For example, the domino is divided in half, or two equal parts. There are circles, or dots, on each half of the domino.
  • Explain that dominoes can be used to play games, and invite students to share a way that they have played with dominoes.
  • Tell students that today the class will count the dots on dominoes and write fact families. Define a fact family as a group of math facts that uses the same numbers. Explain that "fact" means that something is true, and that math facts are true number statements. Display the Vocabulary Cards as key vocabulary is introduced.

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Grade
first grade
Subject Math