Game 16: Four in a Row

Chapter 3. Derived Fact Strategies for Addition and Subtraction

Targeted Facts: Sums within 20

Using Four in a Row for Math Fact Fluency:

  • Once students have automaticity with foundational facts, they are ready to find any addition or subtraction fact within 20, using a derived fact strategy.
  • Be sure to use facts games such as Three Dice Take to incorporate strategy discussions before or after the game.
  • Near Doubles, Making 10, and Pretend a Ten are accessible, commonly used, and powerful strategies students may use during Four in a Row.

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