In “Addition Fact Strategies Races,” the drivers will use the strategies learned in “My Addition Fact Strategies Book,” and apply it with “Turn Around Facts” using fact families. After completing all the races, drivers will earn an “Addition Fact Strategies Racing Champion Certificate.” There are 2 versions of the certificate, one for a boy and one for a girl.
Each addition fact strategy is represented by a different pit crew member. The “Addition Facts Racing Triangles” uses the pit crew members that originally taught an addition strategy on one of the two facts on the fact triangle during the “Qualifying Laps” in “My Addition Fact Strategies Book.” Students will learn quickly that there are several different strategies to solve a fact. I want them to have an understanding of the math strategies, but also become quick with the strategy that will help them learn all the facts fluently.
*The “Addition Facts Racing Triangles” that are included in this packet are aligned to Otter Creek’s “Mastering Addition Facts Program.” The program has one-minute timed tests available for each of the races. It comes with a “rocket” to write when the tests are given and a space to color in when they are passed. I have included a racing theme chart to monitor progress with this program. I have the track for students and dates the tests are given on another sheet. You can make it a 2-sided copy or keep the test date chart for only your own records. I also included a class list, so you can see the progress of your entire class in a single snapshot!
“Addition Fact Strategies Race” is the second component of my addition fact strategies racing series. The “ADDITION FACT STRATEGIES RACING TEAM” was created based on the Common Core and uses best practices and proven research from Everyday Math, Singapore Math, Otter Creek Mastering Addition Facts, Greg Tang, and more. It incorporates using different manipulatives that include ten frames, number lines, dominoes, fact families and especially mental math.