How do we help students master Basic Math Facts?
#1 Students need a variety of opportunities to learn and master math facts. Since students learn in different ways, we need to provide ample opportunity for mastery... in a variety of ways.
When it comes to working with math facts, I am all about making it fun and as hands-on as possible. I have created 6 packets in our Addition and Subtraction Bundle to make practice FUN! I have also created our Addition and Subtraction Math Fact Booklets to give students endless opportunities to practice with 216 wipe on and wipe off booklets!
For students who need the extra support, it is my hope and goal that teachers and/or parents will use these resources with manipulatives. Below I will show you a few manipulatives that we like to use for adding and subtracting. For students who don't need the extra support, manipulatives may not be as necessary. The most important thing is that you, as the teacher, integrate manipulatives, visuals, tables, hundred charts and discussion as needed.
I like to use base ten blocks, jumbo dice, linking cubes and fun counters.
In the picture above, I have counting bears and insects. You could use ANYTHING...the important thing is to make it FUN and that you provide tangible items for students to manipulate.
Over time and through multiple avenues of practice, students will begin to master basic addition and subtraction facts automatically. This is ultimate goal and this is what we hope to achieve for our students.
Providing HANDS-ON, FUN and ENGAGING opportunities for practice will help to maintain student interest. These 6 packets hit the target and provide opportunities for differentiation to help scaffold the learning process.
In this post, I also want to show you how you can use many of these pages to make a reusable (wipe on and wipe off) binder that
helps save on paper and ink
and is EASY to set up!
This is especially useful for teachers who have a limited paper and ink supply and/or want to differentiate instruction for their students.
In addition to the printable pages above, we also have the Addition and Subtraction Math Booklets. These Wipe on and Wipe off booklets allow for endless opportunities of practice. The BEST PART about these booklets, is that they are SELF CHECKING!
In this post I will show you a variety of FUN, ENGAGING and EFFECTIVE ways to help kids MASTER basic math facts!