Fact Family Games and Worksheets: 30+ page Packet
Fact Families 5s through 19s (plus a Doubling game board)
Why learn the number families? Knowing their fact families helps a lot as kids start to work on their subtraction facts. They know that 6+7=13, so 13-7 becomes easy!
A reader pointed out that the website where I first found these number family games no longer exists. So, I thought I would put together a complete set of game boards for you. In this packet, there are 16 game boards (from the 5s through the 19s). I also included a doubles game for 4+4 through 9+9.
Below is a picture of the 12s Math Family:
- On the worksheet, students have to make 12: 0+12, 1+11, 2+9, 3+8, etc.
- There is a game board and number cards. Players take turns drawing a card (using the numbers 3 through 9 for this particular game) to make 12.
After my kids learned all of their doubles 1+1 through 9+9 and knew what comes after (ie. +1) and what comes before (-1) really well, we started working with various fact families.
We did not go through every single Fact Family… so don’t feel like you have to have your kids play every single game and fill out every worksheet in this packet! Just pick and choose some of them. Most importantly, it should be fun!
Leave the kids begging to play more (rather than pushing them until they want to stop!).
You might leave some of the games for when your kids are working on their subtraction facts. But, I wanted to make all the resources available so you can pick and choose!
To Play the Game/s:
Print out 2 or 3 copies of the number cards on cardstock. Cut out the individual numbers.
Each game board tells you which numbers to use. Shuffle the cards well. Place them face down.
Each player will need one token to move around the board.
Players take turns drawing a card and finding the solution.
- For the doubles game, players draw a card double that number. For example, if they draw a 7 they add 7+7 and move to the next available 14 space.
- Fact Family Games: Let’s say you are playing the 12s game. A player draws a card and has to figure out which number will make 12 and move to that space. So, if a player draws a 5, they will have to move to the next available 7 space.
Note: I have added this packet to the addition bundle. If you purchased the Pirate Packet and Pet Packet bundle previously, you should have an email from SendOwl with the link to download the new packet (or just email me and I’ll get it to you!).
To purchase the 30+ page Fact Family Packet use the link below. It is $3.00.
Once you pay for this packet, you will immediately receive a link to download these two files (which will open in a browser window). You will also receive an email from Sendowl (the service I use), which will have a link you can click on to download the Fact Family Games pdf. (It will say, “You can download your digital products…” with a clickable link.) Of course, if you have any issues just email me at — liesl at homeschoolden dot com. You can also reach me by using the contact form on the blog.
Or, it is included in the Addition Bundle (which is still $4.50) and includes the Pirate Pack, Pet Packet and Place Value Activities. More information about those below.
Don’t forget to check your PayPal email address for the download link from SendOwl (the service I use).
includes 4 pdf files
1. the Pirate Pack which includes 65 pages of math activities
3. Pet Pack addition worksheets and games
4. Fact Family Packet (shown above)
(Click on the links above to go to the post for more details or scroll below for pictures.)
Addition Bundle (4 pdf files): Pirate Packet, Place Value Activities, Pet Pack and Math Fact Family Games and Worksheets
Again, if you have any questions or problems, feel free to email me.
Happy Homeschooling! ~Liesl