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Math Fast Facts

Math Fast Facts

 

Math Fast Facts

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Dear Parents,

          At HSM, we realize how important it is for our students to master the basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts according to the standards at each grade level.  We are excited to share our plan to help our students become more proficient in this area.

          The South Carolina standard for first grade states that students should demonstrate recall of basic addition facts through 9+9 and the corresponding subtraction facts presented using numbers only.  In other words, they should be able to do this without counting on fingers, using manipulatives (counters), or drawing pictures.

          In second grade, students continue to work on recall of basic addition facts through 9+9 and the corresponding subtraction facts.  Second graders also apply this knowledge when learning to add two digit numbers with and without regrouping.

           Third graders should have recall of all basic addition and subtraction facts.  They will have an opportunity for review at the beginning of the year.   After that, students will be expected to apply this knowledge to add and subtract whole numbers fluently.  (State Standard 3-2.3)    Soon after, they will begin learning the basic multiplication facts through 12 X 12 along with the corresponding division facts.  We are fortunate that The Kiwanis Club of Spartanburg recognizes the importance of third graders mastering the multiplication facts.  They have agreed to present medallions to all of our third graders with 100% mastery on a 9 minute timed test.

          Fourth grade students should also already have recall of all basic addition and subtraction facts.  As in third grade, a brief review of these basic facts will take place at the beginning of the school year.  Fourth grade students will then continue working on recall of basic multiplication facts through 12x12 and the corresponding division facts.  Students will also begin to apply this knowledge to multiply whole numbers fluently.  (State Standard 4-2.3)  Knowledge of basic multiplication/division facts will also help students as they begin to find equivalent forms of fractions.  (State Standard 4-2.8)

          Our fifth grade students will be working with the division of whole numbers; adding and subtracting decimals; adding, subtracting, and multiplying fractions with like and unlike denominators.  (State Standards 5-2.1 through 5-2.9)  They should have recall of all basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts.

          Sixth graders will be reviewing adding and subtracting decimals; adding, subtracting, and multiplying fractions with like and unlike denominators; and learning to multiply decimals and the use of exponential notation to represent whole numbers. (State Standards 6-2.1 through 6-2.9)  They should have recall of all basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts and achieve 100% mastery on all Fast Facts assessments.

          In order to monitor our student’s progress with recalling basic facts, we will administer a Fast Facts test to every child in grade one through grade six.   Students will be given timed practice tests consisting of 100 problems.  Teachers will be able to review the students’ practice tests to identify which facts students are answering correctly and which facts students are consistently missing.  Teachers can then focus instruction and extra practice on the facts needing more practice.  Daily practice at home on these basic facts is critical.  Using flashcards or calling out problems is an easy way to help students practice this skill.

          Fast Facts practice tests will be administered several times throughout the year with the final test occurring just before the Math PASS.  Students will be encouraged to set a goal and to improve each time they take the test.  This is not a competition between students but rather an opportunity for them to achieve their personal best.  Students who achieve mastery will be recognized at the end of year Awards Day Ceremony.

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Addition Practice Tests

 fast facts to 10.doc

Additon facts A.doc

addition facts B.doc

 

Subtraction Practice Tests

Subtraction facts to 10.doc

Subtraction Facts A.doc

Subtraction Facts B.doc

 

Mixed Addition & Subtraction Practice Tests

Mixed Addition and Subtraction Facts.doc

 

Multiplication Practice Tests

Multiplication Fast Facts.doc

 

Mixed Facts (+, -, x)

Mixed Fast Facts.doc

 

Division Practice Tests

Division Fast Facts.doc

 

Mixed Facts (all functions) Practice Tests

Mixed Fast Facts.doc