# Category: Operations

### Why a Math Fact Party Won’t Build Stronger Math Students

The math fact party, it’s a fun and common practice! You want your students to know their math facts from memory so you set up a game of sorts. You help your students keep track of their progress as they master their +1, +2, +3, etc. facts. When the class

### 5 Fact Fluency Activities That Don’t Feel Like Work

Recognize Fact Relationships This first activity isn’t necessarily for your students- it’s for the teacher! Stop trying to teach so many math facts. If you consider every fact from 0+0 to 10+10 and all of the related subtraction facts you will need to instruct (and your students will need to

### 5 Simple & Effective Games to Practice the Partners of Ten

Knowing the partners of ten opens up the world of fact fluency and flexibility for your students. The best part? There’s no need to drill these facts! Your students can play engaging, hands-on, SIMPLE games to reinforce the partners of ten.   The 5 games listed below will help your

### The Simple & Effective Guide To Understanding Math Facts

Addition & Subtraction Strategies. Fact Fluency.   Fact Memorization.   Three different sides of the same coin. Thinking about teaching math facts as being learned at each of these three levels will change your perspective on instruction altogether! Addition & Subtraction Strategies Counting on fingers, using manipulatives, using a number

### How to Introduce Subtraction

There are a number of misconceptions and errors we can predict when we introduce subtraction to our students. Not understanding that subtraction starts with the total. Not understanding that subtraction can take away or take apart or find the difference. Not understanding that subtraction isn’t just the operation you use

You’ve spent the first week of the school year settling in with your students and you’re ready to dive into your math curriculum. The first unit is a quick review of “counting-all” addition, and this time next week you will be knee-deep in “counting on”. Somehow it’s the first day

### Fluency Hack: Prioritizing Missing Numbers In Equations

If you are looking to increase your students’ fact fluency, prioritizing the skill of missing numbers in equations is one of the keys to unlocking that skill in your student. If your students have struggled with this skill in the past, you’re not alone! Solving for missing numbers in equations

### How to Untangle Fact Fluency To Boost Your Students Learning

You walk into a staff meeting and your admins impress upon you the importance of all of your students meeting fact fluency standards by the end of the year. Gulp. Looking around the room you see teachers wincing — you’ve all received a lot of instruction on what NOT to