Beacon Lesson Plan Library
Family at Home
Frieda Bates Santa Rosa District Schools
Description
Students write a family of multiplication and division facts on a piece of paper cut in the shape of a house.
Objectives
The student knows the inverse relationship of multiplication and division and demonstrates that relationship by writing related fact families.
Materials
Paper
Scissors
Colored pencils or crayons
Index cards
Preparations
1. Gather materials listed.
2. Prepare one index card for each student. Each card should contain 3 numbers that can be used to write a fact family that shows the inverse relationship between multiplication and division.
Procedures
1. Lead a conversation about many families living in houses.
2. Review the inverse relationship of multiplication and division and demonstrate the relationship by writing several related fact families.
3. Distribute paper. Holding the paper vertically, instruct each student to fold his/her paper in half. From the top center, instruct students to cut a diagonal line approximately onethird of the way down to the outside edge. When opened, the students have a house.
4. Distribute index cards, each with three numbers that could be used in a fact family. For instance, the numbers 3, 5, and 15 may appear on one card.
5. Instruct the students to use their three numbers to make fact families for their houses. Have each student write the family on the house. When they have finished, allow time for sharing, emphasizing the inverse relationship between multiplication and division. Circulate and offer assistance and feedback as needed.
6. If desired, the houses and families may be colored and decorated.
Assessments
Students’ mastery or non mastery is determined by the completion of a [house] with the related family members.
Extensions
This activity may also be used to show the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction.
