Fact families are challenging and fun with NUMBER CROSS. This activity can be used as a math center, small group game, or whole class activity. For centers or small groups, students fill in the squares of each of their crosses with number tiles to create addition and/or subtraction number sentences. Take 2, Steal and Player's Choice cards add excitment to completing 10 fact families. There is a black and white board that can be photocopied for each student for a whole class write-in activity.
NUMBER CROSS will really get kids thinking: What fact families contain this number? Is it in a position that will make it possible to form an equation with the numbers 0-10? Does placing it in this space leave as many options as possible open for completing the number sentence? Will completing the equation require the same number as needed for other spaces? Play again and again and watch your students develop their logic and problem solving skills - it's never the same game twice!