Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Math Facts, Math Facts

Last night, there was a note sent home regarding our Math Facts program. Attached was the first set of facts. These facts are not to answer and turn back in, but for you to work on with your child at home. As the letter states, when your child has "mastered" the first set of facts, a new set of facts will be sent home. The facts are up to the sum of 12.

Please note that this program is used to supplement and enhance our Everyday Math program. The processes and strategies we are learning in Everyday Math carry over to the math facts. As I have expressed to some of you, the Everyday Math establishes the building blocks for basic arithmetic. In other words, we don't want the students to just memorize that 6+3=9, we want them to be able to explain the 'why' and the 'how'.