If you are like me, you have a number of students in your class that still don't know their math facts. They didn't know them last year. They didn't know them the year before. They think they are "bad at math" because of their inability to quickly retrieve these basic facts.
Don't get me wrong--fact "fluency" is important...and it sure makes "big math" an awful lot easier! The key is that students maintain perspective on the role math facts play in the big picture--and once THEY know that YOU know that there is a lot more to them as mathematicians than their score on a time test, you have started the process of improving their math esteem.
What is this? This resource gives you tips and suggestions for how to identify students who are struggling with their basic facts and a method by which you can start to build their confidence and organize your instruction.
…a full blog post explaining the method
…sets of addition and subtraction flashcards
…colored tags for their fact practice bags
…3 addition and 3 multiplication fact screeners
…”facts I know” grids
NOTE: This does not include 11 and 12 facts. There is no real mathematical reason for memorizing these so they are not the focus of this intervention resource.
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