Do your third, fourth or even fifth grade students have trouble transferring their strategies for using the distributive property when mutliplying basic facts? Many students need a brief reminder of their strategies in order to build automaticity with basic facts. We want students to use strategies but they often get stuck when trying to recall basic facts. To help build this bridge between strategies and recall, show your student(s) the fact on the side without models. If he or she cannot recall the answer, show the back of the card. Although it does not contain the answer, it does contain strategies for using the distributive property that will help your student remember the fact.