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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

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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

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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

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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

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How to Improve Fact Fluency Through Fact Family Activities

Your students may be working on fact family activities to better understand the relationship between addition and subtraction or multiplication and division, but did you know that flexibility with these fact family activities also boosts your students’ fact fluency? It’s true! Taking a CRA approach to fact families can help

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Multiplying Fractions by a Whole Number

Fraction concepts are taken up a level in 5th grade and many of the topics are very abstract and difficult for students to understand. Multiplying fractions by a whole number doesn’t need to be one of these difficult concepts! By using the CRA (Concrete-Representative-Abstract) framework your students will link what

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