Sum of 8 Graphic OrganizerGraphic organizers are a great way to help students think of and see number combinations whose sum is the same number. As they find equations that lead to a common sum, students will make connections between numbers and operations. They’ll get a sense of what addition really means. By using graphic organizers, students will also begin to move from counting to memorizing as they memorize number pairs. Knowing number pairs and their sums will help students solve more complex math problems in the future. In the Sum of 8 Graphic Organizer, students fill in 8 equations that have the sum of 8. This exercise helps students with number and addition automaticity. Using a graphic organizer allows students to look at the numbers and the equations in new ways. They will make connections that aid their learning as they grow and the complexity of required math tasks increases.