I'm constantly trying to brainstorm how to keep repetitive activities engaging. There are some things we just ask our students to do over and over again to build mastery and they can quickly get bored if we aren't changing the activities up. Fact families were something that I've always wanted to try and spruce up. I've seen worksheets and triangles that students practice with, but they can only look at the same triangle for so long before they get bored. At the same time, I love having students practice fact families because it helps build their math fact fluency and helps them understand the relationship between addition and subtraction. In comes my math fact family kites.
I'd love to hear what you think of these kites and how you decide to use them. I hope to get more up in my stores very soon! How do you keep your students engaged in math facts? Do you have other ways you practice fact families?