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# Basic Math Facts, Meaning First...Games Second

Fluency with math facts doesn't happen overnight, and it shouldn't. Mastering addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts should be an expanding process as students move from concept understanding to basic fact fluency. Games combined with a concentration on strategy development assists students in forming a solid computational foundation in their elementary years.
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Basic Math Facts, Meaning First...Games Second
• Kelly Flynn says:
Do you need help working with students to master their multiplication tables? If so, this is the perfect site for you to review. It has numerous resources for you to utilize as you work to broaden your multiplication instructional methods.
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Lots of fun online games are accessible through this website. There are addition and subtraction games as well as multiplication and division games students can play.
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Students can practice math facts using online flashcards. Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division flashcards are available. Problems start easy and move all the way up to 3-digit computation.
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Math Magician is a free website that provides timed practice in solving basic math facts. The player selects the skill they want to target. They can choose addition, subtraction, multiplication, division or mixed practice. The player can choose a difficulty level of one or two. This is great for students to play on their own at a computer, but it is also fun to project on a white board and play as a class.
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Students need daily time to practice math facts through skill-level appropriate games. Children should be coupled with a variety of students as each partnership will offer its own unique growing opportunities. Through these links, you can access and print a vast array of math games to make available in your classroom.
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Fact practice typically starts in first grade and increases in quantity and skill intensity through the fifth grade. Using this link, you can print sheets to use for math fact drills. The goal for each drill is to finish in 2 minutes or less with no more than 2 errors.
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XtraMath is a free site providing basic math fact practice. Its design is self-paced and self-directed. It can play an easy, yet effective part to your daily math rotations. Through easy-to-read grids created as students work, you can identify which facts students know and don't know. So XtraMath is a great avenue for fact practice, and it also acts as an assessment mechanism. This data can be shared with parents so they know which facts to focus on at home. Watch the video overview on XtraMath.
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With the goal of mathematical proficiency for all students, NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) issued this article to help educators grasp the phases students transition through as they master math facts. Games help students move through this process, but they need to be paired with purposeful instruction. Without effective reasoning strategies, games offer limited support. Collaboration with the teacher and other students is also critical in mathematical development.
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