What is a Fact Family? - Definition & Examples


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Which math operation does NOT belong in the family of math facts you can create from the numbers 8, 5, and 13?

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1. Why can you not make a fact family from the numbers 10, 20, and 40?

2. In the fact family involving 2, 10, and 20, how can you arrange the three numbers using division?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In addition to asking you to define what a fact family is, these assessments will gauge your comprehension of their structure via multiple example problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these assessments you will hone in on:

  • The definition of fact families
  • Identifying a missing number in a fact family
  • Arrangement of numbers in division
  • The reason some number combinations don't mesh
  • Operations that work and don't work with certain sets of numbers

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on fact families
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding principles of basic math
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems on the structure of fact families

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about fact families? Review our lesson titled What is a Fact Family? - Definition & Examples. This lesson will assist your understanding of:

  • Components of addition and subtraction fact families
  • Components of multiplication and division fact families
  • The necessity of fact families in math