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Math Facts

Paul Pietrantone Principal

We are looking at options to address the students in grades 2-4 who stuggle to memorize their math facts. Does anyone have experience with a program, that addresses math facts to students school-wide or by grade level? I know there are many programs available. We are looking for any feedback or expereinces you may have. Thank you.

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Third Grade Teacher from Las Vegas, NV

Math Facts

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My students loved mathfactspro.com.

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Another link that has math

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Another link that has math fact games is http://www.softschools.com/.

Founder, head, and PK-3 teacher at he Phoenix School in Salem, MA

Math facts probably are a

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Math facts probably are a fact of life. They certainly help with fluency and accurately, but please consider whether or not the time you spend drilling kids on their math facts wouldn't be better spent applying the information. After almost 50 years in the classroom, I have discovered that the more things like math facts are linked to real world word problems that require kids to think as well as use the facts, the more solid are their math fact fluency. Then think of learning styles. Not all kids learn best through memorization.

Third grade teacher in Chandler, Arizona

I have a couple of

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I have a couple of suggestions. One is a website called www.xtramath.org. They have a nice tutorial for basic addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts. You can have all of your students working at that site and it gives you a weekly update of their progress.

I also have skip counting songs which I teach to my kids. It's a pneumonic technique where we peg numbers to songs they already know. I have a page on my website devoted to the songs. You can find it at http://www.mychandlerschools.org/20022091918734440/blank/browse.asp?A=38....

My students may not be the fastest multipliers, but they are accurate.

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