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My name is Michael Morris and I taught elementary school teacher for 30+ years. When I taught math, I was always amazed and dismayed at how long it took my students to figure out the answers to basic operations, which adversely affected higher math concepts (such as fractions). A good example of this is when one considers that the problem 367 x 285 contains nine separate multiplication facts which need to be addressed in order to solve the problem!
Then I devised a plan to solve this dilemma. I created a page of 100 single-digit addition problems, and did likewise for subtraction, multiplication and division. Then I went to a recording studio and we recorded these problems being read aloud with the answers.
The program that followed, LEARNFACTS, works like this:
Students have six minutes to complete as many problems they can. Then they listen to the problems and answers being read aloud while they are correcting their own papers. If a stunt finishes early, they say "done" aloud and I would tell them their time which they recorded on their paper.
After the six minutes elapse, students correct their own paper while listening to the cd and then write the number of correct answers at the top of the page. As students progress, many will start finishing before the six minutes are up!!!...more on this later.
I started implementing this in my 4th and 5th grade classes daily, and was astonished at the results!!!!! Not only did my students love the challenge of improving their scores, the results were amazing and were achieved in only 12 minutes daily! Students were getting so proficient, by the end of the year many were finishing in under 2 minutes with 100% accuracy in their multiplication facts...and that included adjusted time for wrong answers!!!!
I decided to make Learnfacts available to schools and teachers. One elementary school in a local district bought my program, and also it was purchased by a local private school.
This product includes originals of the multiplication problems. The accompanying audio track is available separately (see my other product). If you would send me a SASE, I will be happy to send you the directions for implementation of my program free of charge.
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