Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Math: Daily Math Facts

The basic building blocks of mathematics are addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division math facts.


In order for students to work with numbers in their everyday lives, they must know basic math facts. They must know instantly that 6 and 7 are 13. They need to be aware that counting in their heads or on their fingers takes too long.

Create math problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Write them on a transparency sheet or on the overhead projector. Every morning, after daily oral language have students do twenty daily math facts.

Children need to practice five problems, on each process daily, to achieve mastery.