Basic fact boxes provide practice learning basic addition facts in a puzzle format that students enjoy. The boxes focus on the “15 Fearsome Facts” which are traditionally the most difficult basic facts for most students to master. You can also easily vary the assignment by requiring the students to write a basic subtraction fact from the numbers in each box.
Nine different basic fact box sheets are included with answer keys. This packet also includes quizzes on the “Fearsome 15 Facts.” I give these as weekly one-minute timed tests with the emphasis on measuring the student’s progress each week.
How to use:
• Morning work (bell work)
• Part of a weekly homework packet
• Filler work
Time to complete:
• Most students in grades 3-5 can complete one sheet in about 15 minutes.
• I make several copies of each sheet and then mix them up and place them in a bin. The students pick one up each week and must complete it by Friday.
I hope that you find these helpful. Let me know of other ways that you find to use the basic fact boxes so that I can share with other teachers.
Look for basic multiplication fact boxes coming soon.
Have fun and learn something!