How Can You Make Six?

Lauren and Gloria had the following conversation on the way home from ballet today that I’m glad they shared with me:

GLORIA: Mommy, we practiced fact groups at school today.

LAUREN: What is a fact group?

GLORIA: A fact group is when we get a number and have to show all the different ways to make a number.

LAUREN: What is the fact group for six?

GLORIA: 3+3 is 6. And 2+4, and 1+5, 0+6, 5+1, and 4+2.


GLORIA: There’s also 7 takeaway 1, and 8 takeaway 2.

LAUREN: Do you guys do subtraction also?

GLORIA: No, but I needed to try more ways to make six.