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Math Facts

Practicing Math Facts

 

To be successful, students must recall math facts easily, be fluent in problem-solving procedures, and understand important mathematical concepts.   Each of these has a reinforcing effect on the others.

 

~From:  Solving America's math problem: National panel offers recommendations 

 

As parents and teachers, we realize that if a student constantly has to compute the answers to basic facts when he or she is performing higher level computations involving multiple digits, this will affect the student’s progress with those types of math functions.  Short, regular practices sessions with the facts will help students become more fluent with them.

 

According to the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics, by the end of:

  1. First grade students should be able to add and subtract within 20, and demonstrate fluency with facts up to 10.
  2. Second grade students should be able to fluently add and subtract within 20, and have the addition facts memorized.
  3. Third grade students should be able to fluently multiply and divide within 100, and have the multiplication facts up to 9x9 memorized.