Teaching Basic Math Facts
Learning Basic Adding,
Subtracting, Multiplication and Division Facts
Georgene Hughes ©2004
Question:
I am looking for free adding, subtracting,
multiplication, and division flash cards and ideas
that will help my children learn their basic math facts.
How can I help my children learn the math facts they
struggle with ?
Ideas and Suggestions to
help teach Basic Math Facts
Knowing the basic addition,
subtraction, multiplication, and division facts are
necessary when creating a solid mathematical foundation for
future math learning.
The math facts are divided
into four areas:

addition

subtraction

multiplication

division
The age and ability of the
learner determine how long, how often, and how fast the
facts are practiced.
First Exercise
Determine what math facts
are needed to learn
Goal of exercise
Determine which facts the
learner already knows
Material needed:
1. Download and print the math
facts you would like to test in the Learning Trends
math facts downloads page.
2. Use flash cards that you
have printed and have the learner answer the math fact on
the flash card.
Very important note 
Do not let the learner use his/her fingers to answer the
math problem. The learner should be able to quickly answer
the math fact.
3. Put the flash cards that
the learner knows in a "Got It" bag, and those that need to
be learned in a "Need to Review" bag.
4. Review and/or practice the
flashcards a little every day.
First, answer the math facts
in the "Got It" bag. This gives a sense of
accomplishment. If the learner did not know a math
fact, move it to the "Need to Review" bag.
Second, review the math facts
in the "Need to Review" bag with the learner.
Finally, have the learner
answer those facts that needed to be reviewed. If they
are able to do it quickly and without any help, move it to
the "Got It" bag.
5. When the learner can answer
MOST of the facts quickly and correctly they are ready for
EXERCISE TWO,
practice using Learning Trends math worksheets.
Don't overdo it! As the
teacher or parent, you know your child/children the best.
The last thing you want is to have your child dislike math.
Have fun!
Georgene Hughes
Educational Consultant and Instructor for Learningtrends.com
