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Fact of the day

This article proposes a structured set of lively, brief, daily exercises designed to help children master number facts and mental math skills. Each day's practice focuses on a small, highly focused, manageable, and strategically selected set of facts or skills that builds directly on the previous days' learning. Related resources (Practice and videos) are cataloged separately.
Contributed by: Paul Goldenberg - Author, Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) - Publisher
This resource is included in the following PD Collection(s):
Developing Fact FluencyThis collection supports teachers as they help children develop fluency with number facts in all four operations. The resources take advantage of patterns and number sense, properties, parity, and other connections, to improve retention and transferability. They encourage reasoning and strategic thinking. Several articles and videos suggest specific activities and games that can be incorporated into classroom routines. A unit of lesson plans helps with addition facts and a series of blog entries includes ideas for teaching multiplication facts.
Math TopicNumber Sense, Basic Operations, Algebraic Thinking, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Resource TypeActivity, Instructional Strategy, Reference Materials, Article

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education TopicTeaching strategies
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentYes
    • ContributorPaul Goldenberg - Author, Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) - Publisher
    • Publication Date2011-10-31
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2009 Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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