Friday, February 15, 2013
Addition Facts Chart and Table for Memorization
The time has come for those pesky old addition facts to be memorized. We have built up and tore apart addition and now that the skills and vocabulary are down we will move on to the dreaded drills.
I know that not everyone does drills with their kids. Some prefer to let them memorize them over time with repeated use. I am not one of those moms. I don't want them to have to figure out the simple addition problems when they move on to 2-digit addition. This way they are only having to learn one new skill, not having to figure out each step of the problem as they go.
To help make our drills a bit more fun and to show their accomplishments, I made each child up a chart to highlight as they memorize the facts. I also made up an addition table for them to use. If you would like a copy of them, you can click on the image below to download them.
Luke already knew many of them so we only have maybe 15 or so to memorize. Once they know +0, +1, +2, +9 and doubles, there are only 15 left to go. If they already know their complements of 10 then they are down to 13. That makes it look a whole lot better for them. It really helped Luke to see (and highlight) that he already knew many of them. Positive reinforcement goes a long way with him.
I do not think it is necessary to not move on at all without having those facts memorized. You can work on them anytime, anywhere. Also they can use online games or iPad apps to help them along. Here are a few that I have found and use.
Fast Facts Addition
If you have any games or apps that you use and like- Please share in the comments. The more the merrier.