Fact Family Village is a map of the families of facts that add up to the numbers from 0-10. Streets are named with the ordinal numbers. On each street you will find all of the combinations which add up to that sum. Click the streets to see a closer view, then click the houses to see the number sentences in that family of facts. Don't forget to close the houses after you look inside.
Here are some important definitions from Everyday Math
Click the kids to hear them read aloud
Fact Family: A set of related arithmetic facts linking two inverse operations. For example, 5+6=11, 6+5=11, 11-5=6, and 11-6=5 are an addition/ subtraction fact family. Similarly, 5x7=35, 7x5=35, 35÷7=5, and 35÷5=7 are a multiplication/ division fact family. Same as number family.
Sum: The result of adding two or more numbers. For example, in 5+3=8, the sum is 8. Same as total.
Difference: The result of subtracting one number from another. For example, the difference of 12 and 5 is 12-5=7.
Commutative Property of Addition: A property of addition that two numbers can be added in either order without changing the sum. For example, 5+10=10+5. In Everyday Mathematics, this is called a turn-around fact, and the two Commutative Properties are called turn-around rules.
In symbols: For any numbers a and b, a+b=b+a. Subtraction is not commutative. For example, 8-5≠5-8 because 3≠-3.


Online Games to Practice Addition and Subtraction
Fact Family Addition and Subtraction Make four facts from the given numbers.
Fact Families Quiz Complete the Fact Families by choosing the best answers.
Flower Power Find the sums and differences.
Addition Table Fill in the addition facts on this table.
Addition and Subtraction Game Choose tiles to complete equations
Number Balance An open ended activity of balancing one equation with another.
Number Bond Machines Which two numbers add up to the total?
Add It Up Try to clear the board by making sums before the time runs out.
Digitz Move tiles to add up to a given sum and clear the board.
Numberz Clear colored tiles from a board by making a given sum with adjacent numbers.
Shumujong Add digits together in a mahjong styled game.

Here are some worksheets and other materials that I have created to go with this activity. All are in .pdf format.
Fact Families in Color This is a three page list of all of the fact families found on these pages.
Fact Families in Black and White This is a three page black and white list of all of the fact families found on these pages.
Fact Families on One Page This is a one page list of all of the fact families found on these pages. The font is quite small so that all can fit.
Outline House A house that students can label with a fact family and then color.
Outline House ND A house that students can label with a fact family and then color. This version has no directions if you wish to use it to create a class book.
Outline Kids Kids that students can label with a fact family and then color.
Outline Kids ND Kids that students can label with a fact family and then color. This version has no directions if you wish to use it to create a class book.
Outline Kids 2 Two kids that students can label with a doubles fact family and then color.
Outline Kids 2 ND Two kids that students can label with a doubles fact family and then color. This version has no directions if you wish to use it to create a class book.
Worksheet This worksheet has students list a fact family, determine whether sets of facts are a family, and fill in missing numbers in families of facts.
Extension This worksheet is made for advanced learners and extends beyond the fact families found on these pages.
Lesson Plan This is the lesson plan that I created to go with this website.

These are links to other pages with related materials, lesson plans, and worksheets. Some of these are commercial products
Math Fact Family Map A lesson plan from Virginia's DOE which has students create their own fact family map
Addition and Subtraction Unit Tips and Activities from Busy Teachers' Cafe
Fact Families Worksheet Fill in facts on houses
Fact Family Village Math Center
Write Fact Families Using Related Facts A video demonstrating a fact family using linking cubes.
Fact Families Extra Help A video showing a related addition and subtraction example.
Fact Families PowerPoint Downloadable Includes multiplication and division as well as addition and subtraction families
Fact Families PowerPoint Author Stream View above PowerPoint online at Author Stream
Family of Facts Song Lyrics to the song along with a sample of the music
Find the Math Fact Family An activity in which students determine which number doesn't belong in the fact family. Activity is written for multiplication and division, but could easily be adapted.
Fact Family Photo Album A lesson plan which presents the idea of a fact family compared to family members sitting at a dinner table.
Number Family Tubs Activities and printable to help students learn basic addition and subtraction facts.
Addition Subtraction Fact Triangles Printable triangle flashcards
Triangular Math Facts Cards Printable triangle flashcards for both addition and subtraction and multiplication and division
Fact Family Template from Mathwire This is a house to color with a place to list a fact family
Fact Family Pocket Chart Fact Family House Pocket Chart from Really Good Stuff
Fact Family Pocket Chart Activity Guide A guide for using the Fact Family House Pocket Chart from Really Good Stuff
Fact Family Banners Fact Family Banners from Really Good Stuff
Fact Family Reproducibles A guide for using the Fact Family Banners from Really Good Stuff
Fact Family Pocket Chart Fact Family House Pocket Chart from Lakeshore
Fact Families Big Book Four equations are the key to creating any fact family. Children are given simple equations, and learn that they can make their own fact family tree. From Newbridge Publishing.

All graphics on these pages are copyright Elaine M. Doolittle and may not be used without permission. Worksheets may be used freely.
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