This resource is great as a math warm up or as a number talk! It is a great activity to get students talking about math, explaining their thinking, and critiquing others.
Included are two different worksheets that provide students with an opportunity to explore a single number. The worksheets ask students to build multiple number sentences of addition, subtraction, and multiplication to result in the given number.
Creating number sentences based around a single number helps students understand that a number can be composed many ways. It helps students to build their number sense by creating their own relationships between numbers. By creating multiple number sentences, students are able to build and discuss the idea that number relationships are flexible.