Flashcards have been used for memorizing math facts for decades because it is an effective method. Having the children pair up and practice is a great way to practice too, but after a bit some of the kids will definitely get off task. Leading the class with flashcards and playing games together is a great alternative to partner pair-ups. However, it can be hard for the kids to see the cards.
I made BIG flashcards. Using Google Slides, I made presentations for the kids to see on my Smartboard. My class "reads" the math fact together and shouts out the answer. All I have to do is click on the Smartboard and the answer is revealed. We do this a couple of times and then we practice playing around the room. I set my timer, and we go around the room so that, each child gets to respond individually. We try to beat our time.
We keep track of our times. We don't usually graph it, but we certainly could! I use Saxon math and the program comes with weekly timed math tests as well as flashcards for the children. I created these electronic flashcards to coincide with the math tests designed for math fact mastery.
Here is a list of each set included.
-Subtraction 2's (32 slides)
-Subtraction 3's (30 slides)
-Subtraction 4's (18 slides)
-Subtraction 5's (20 slides)
-Combo of Subtraction 2's, 4's and 5's (68 slides)
-Combo of Subtraction 4's and 5's (42 slides)
-Subtraction 6's (28 slides)
-Combo of Subtraction 5's and 6's (48 slides)
-Subtraction 7's (30 slides)
-Combo of Subtraction 6's and 7's (58 slides)
-Subtraction 8's (30 slides)
-Combo of Subtraction 7's and 8's (60 slides)
-Subtraction 9's (28 slides)
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