Math Facts Practice Ideas
2. Use flashcards for games
· Replace flashcards for dice/cards in regular board games
· “Around the World” or card practice with a friend
· Set a timer to practice fact triangles each night. Play “Beat the Clock”, trying to beat your time from the night before to say all card answers.
3. Color worksheets/Practice
· Can Google/print out color sheets
· Write the facts five times each
4. Commercially available math games or activities like Leap Frog or Alphie
5. Math Songs and stories
· There are a number of commercially available math facts CDs to listen to like Schoolhouse Rock or Rock ‘n Learn Multiplication Rap.
· There are also many math song videos available to view on YouTube.
6. Multiplication Challenges
· Roll two dice and multiply the numbers to get answers. Record answers as points.
· You can also use playing cards to draw from two separate decks and multiply the cards for answers.
· Multiplication War-Use a deck of playing cards. Flip over the cards as though you are playing Snap or War. The first one to say the fact based on the cards turned over (a four and a five = Say"20") gets the cards.
7. Skip Counting Playground Games
· Teach “skip counting” (3, 6, 9, 12, 15 etc) by rote practice, by having students repeat while bouncing a ball, etc.· Shoot baskets, etc. outside using skip counting (each basket worth 4 points, 4, 8, 12, etc) to keep track of points instead of counting by ones.