Math Facts: Kids Need Them. Here's How to Teach Them. (Paperback)
This is an essential resource for teachers and parents who want not only to ensure their children know and remember their facts over time but use them in everyday and school settings. The explanations and lessons help children build a strong foundation with fluency that carries them far beyond elementary school. The authors with their vast experiences and knowledge of teaching mathematics enable the reader to stretch their skills and prepare children to be confident and successful.
In Math Facts, math fact fluency is introduced in a methodical way to build cognitive schemas (or structures) so children can learn and use facts fluidly. We start by introducing the progression of learning addition and subtraction and then multiplication and division facts. We demonstrate how four major strategies can be learned to enable fluency and flexibility. We also highlight how each strategy focuses on key mathematical properties and algebraic processes.