Looking for some simple strategies to practice math facts that don’t feel boring? Try a few of these ideas. They may be a simple solution to the dull flashcards.
Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division facts all need to be practiced in order to feel confident with math skills. They are one of the basic skills all people need to understand. After all, we do want our kids to be able to pay their bills one day, so it is best that they learn how to add and subtract in order to keep track of their finances.
Your child is only in the primary grades, that is so far away and it isn’t affecting them now. Well, it will one day, so don’t delay! Mastering those math facts now, will help them gain independence and confidence as they progress through their math classes at school.
Here are a few simple strategies you can try. These activities can be used with any of these math facts.
Tip #1: Learn how to count up and count down. Start simple. Count up from 1 to 10. Once your child can count up from 1 to 10, then then have count down. Now start building on this so eventually they can count up and down between 1 and 100.
Tip #2: Learn how to count by sets of numbers. Start with 2’s and build on that by using the strategy listed in Tip #1.
Tip #3: Sing! Go to youtube.com and do a search for songs about math facts. Search for fact families, addition facts, subtraction facts, multiplication facts, and division facts, but add the word songs. Create a playlist that your child can use to remember their math facts.
These three simple strategies can help support your child’s confidence and build their background knowledge as they work towards becoming an independent math student.
Have fun counting and singing!