Welcome to ANIMAL FACTS, a differentiated approach to math facts acquisition! The use of this system will help your students acquire their math facts in a positive and fun way. Teachers find it an excellent way to track student progress, and students just LOVE to “capture” the animals.
In a nutshell, the system works like this… Students strive to memorize their math facts through timed drills, starting with the most basic (i.e. adding 0 or 1 to the numbers 1-9). Each set of facts is assigned an animal. When a student exhibits mastery of a set of math facts, they have “captured” the animal!
Once they have captured an animal, they move on to the next set of facts. This process continues until all animals have been captured and the student has mastery of all basic math facts.
A chart is provided for students to track their own progress. Once an animal has been captured, the student can mark the animal by coloring it, x-ing it out, or getting a teacher signature. The teacher
also has a chart to track student progress.
Weekly tests are included as an assessment tool. Again, each student would test at their own particular level.
The Animal Facts system allows children to move at their own pace, and provides all students an opportunity to be successful. This differentiated approach helps prevent slower learners from
becoming frustrated, yet still allows more advanced students to proceed at a rapid pace.
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