We Are Family!!!

Fact Families I mean!

In second grade, it is super important to know all about fact families!  So this week we played some games and learned different ways to show them.  We wrote in our math journals about what makes a fact family and then we created our own definition.

“Three numbers related together to make 2 addition and 2 subtraction problems”

We were then given a number sentence that was part of a fact family.  Without talking we had to walk around the room and find our “family”.  We learned to look for the same three numbers in a different order.  Once we found our “family members” we sat down and laid our sentence stripes down to check.

We are understanding that if we know our addition facts…it will help us with our subtraction facts!  Our next game was called “Pass the Family Relay”.  Each group of four was given a set of three numbers.  The first person in the group wrote one math sentence and passed it to the next person until the fact family is complete.  The first team done would stand up and wait until all teams were done.  Look at the excitement and teamwork!

We think we are getting it and our teacher is proud!  What are your thoughts on fact families?





Show me the “difference”…

Our class has been struggling with subtraction, so today we slowed it down and had to “show” Mrs. Miller what is looks like.  We had to try and come up with the most creative way to show a subtraction problem.  We found a group and planned how we would show our problem.  Below are some ways we did it! 

We are trying to decide who came up with the most creative way to show a subtraction problem.  What do you think?  Vote below and you can even leave a comment on why.

Vote for your favorite "Show Me Subtraction"

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First Couple Weeks…


We have been second graders for a whole 8 days now!  The things we know and the friends we have met has been amazing!  We did a lot of things to get to know each other and build relationships.  Check us out!!!

Is there something we should add to our poster of a Great Classmate?  What kind of “SMART” do you think you are?  Which way do you learn best?