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Last week I featured a blog post on math fact memorization. You can find it HERE. I had been thinking for a long time that the memorization of math facts is essential to learning advanced math like multiplication and division. The math program we use (and do love) does not really teach memorization. It is basically the same kind of work each day leaving S very bored. So I decided to set it to the side and focus on memorization. Here is what I did -
I gathered her fact cards that came with the Saxon Math 2
I got the first 3 sets out
I made 2 small post it spots on the table. One labeled 'Know' the other 'Don't Know'
She went through each card and we sorted them in piles as we went. She knows all of her 0's, plus 1's and doubles! WOO HOO!!!
Next I printed out a skip counting drill sheet for her to circled all of the 2's. Then I had her recite them to me.
Tomorrow we will work on her adding 2's cards and work on those until she knows them by heart. From there we will go to 3's, 4's, etc... until she knows them all.
I will also have her practice skip counting 2's, 3's, 4's, etc... until she knows them by heart (Isn't that basically multiplication anyway?!) mixed in with the addition memorization.
Then we will move on to subtraction and counting backward.
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