Basic Facts Activities and Review

Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
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Basic Fact Fluency Building Hands-on Activities

Read to build your students' math fact fluency and number sense? Strong basic fact fluency is imperative to building a stable math foundation. The activities and centers in this basic facts activity pack are designed to provide fun and meaningful practice with basic facts while keeping the standards in mind.

This basic math facts activity pack includes 9 hands-on and engaging activities for teaching the following basic facts strategies:

Concepts Covered:

-Addition and subtraction sentences

-Doubles facts

-Making ten

-Fact Families

-Column addition

-Different ways to make a number

-Number Craft

-Addition and subtraction keywords

-Word Problems (Addition and subtraction)

-Number bonds



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This awesome Basic Facts Activities pack includes:

All activities include a teacher information card as well as student instructions!

  • Basic Fact Anchor Chart Suggestions- Includes basic fact strategy anchor charts suggestions so you can create a reference for your classroom
  • Addition and subtraction Sentences- students work to solve addition and subtraction sentences.
  • Doubles facts- Students learn how doubles facts can help improve fact fluency.
  • Making ten- Students learn the facts that can make ten.
  • Fact Families- Includes scavenger hunt-style activity and options to use as task cards.
  • Column addition- Students learn about column addition and how to group numbers
  • Different ways to make a number-Students learn how to use number combinations to make numbers in different ways.
  • Number Craft- Have fun with this simple numbers craft!
  • Addition and subtraction keywords- students learn how to use keywords to guide them in solving addition and subtraction word problems.
  • Word Problems (addition and subtraction) Students learn about the keywords to look for when solving word problems. Then, have a chance to sort word problems. Includes a word problem worksheet for extra practice.
  • Number bonds- Puzzle game for students to work on number bonds.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number of members, e.g., by pairing objects or counting them by 2s; write an equation to express an even number as a sum of two equal addends.
Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.
Determine the unknown whole number in an addition or subtraction equation relating three whole numbers. For example, determine the unknown number that makes the equation true in each of the equations 8 + ? = 11, 5 = ▯ - 3, 6 + 6 = ▯.
Understand the meaning of the equal sign, and determine if equations involving addition and subtraction are true or false. For example, which of the following equations are true and which are false? 6 = 6, 7 = 8 - 1, 5 + 2 = 2 + 5, 4 + 1 = 5 + 2.
Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14); decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13 - 4 = 13 - 3 - 1 = 10 - 1 = 9); using the relationship between addition and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 - 8 = 4); and creating equivalent but easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6 + 7 by creating the known equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13).


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