A STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO TEACHING BASIC FACTS

1: Identify what stage children are working at
- IKAN
- Basic Facts Staged Knowledge Tests

2: Find out what they need to know
Addition and Subtraction Basic Facts
http://www2.nzmaths.co.nz/LearningObjects/BF/AdditionBF.htm

Multiplication and Division Basic Facts
http://www2.nzmaths.co.nz/LearningObjects/BF/MultiplicationBF.htm

3: Highlight basic known facts (add/sub, mult/div/ fractions/decimals etc)

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4: Work on strategy - teach children how to derive new facts

5:
Memorisation

Reinforcement of Basic Facts locked into memory
      • Use flash cards to practice targeted facts
      • Allow students time to practice targeted facts before testing.
      • Some children need to be taught how to access information from their memory

BASIC FACTS - LEVELS

Stage
Indicators
Stage 1 - 3
Addition and subtraction facts to five
Doubles to 10
Stage 4
Addition and subtraction facts to 10
Doubles to 20 and corresponding halves
“ten and” facts
Multiples of 10 that add up to 100
Stage 5
Addition facts to 20 and subtraction facts to 10
Multiplication facts for the 2,5, and 10 times tables and the corresponding division facts.
Multiples of 100 that add up to 1000
Stage 6
Addition and subtraction facts up to 20
Multiplication basic facts up to 10 X table and some corresponding division facts
Multiplication basic facts with tens, hundreds and thousands.
Stage 7
Division facts up to the 10 times table
Fraction, decimal and percentage conversions for halves, thirds, quarters, fifths and tenths.
Divisibility rules for 2, 3, 5, 9, 10
Factors of numbers to 100 including prime numbers
Common multiples of numbers to 10
Stage 8
Fraction, decimal and percentage conversions for given fractions and decimals
Divisibility rules for 2,3, 4,5 ,6,8 ,10
Common factors of numbers to 100
Least common multiples

USEFUL BASIC FACTS WEBSITES


http://multiplication.com/flashgames/GrandPrix.htm -

http://multiplication.com/flashgames/snagger/snagpond.htm

http://www.freerice.com/

http://oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/mathmagician/cathymath.html

http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/games/division-derby/division-derby.html

http://www.smartygames.com/igre/math/preKMath.html

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/numberbond.html

http://hoodamath.com/games/numbereaters.php

http://basicfactslinks.blogspot.com

http://www.playkidsgames.com/games/mathfact/mathFact.htm
http://www.coolmath4kids.com/times-tables/math-flash-cards-multiplication.html (multiplication flashcard link)
http://www.coolmath4kids.com/times-tables/math-flash-cards-division.html (division flashcard link)
http://www.coolmath4kids.com/times-tables/number-monster-times-tables-multiplication.htm (Number Monster: multiplication practice)
http://www.coolmath4kids.com/times-tables/Timernator-multiplication.html (The Timernator)

The following all require Java to play:
http://www.playkidsgames.com/games/Tunnel/multiplyFrame.htm (multiplication)
http://www.playkidsgames.com/games/Tunnel/addFrame.htm (addition)
http://www.playkidsgames.com/games/Tunnel/subtractFrame.htm (subtraction)
http://www.playkidsgames.com/games/Tunnel/divideFrame.htm (division)

This is not a website but is an activity practice sheet for basic facts (If you want to adapt it, I have a pages version - it just doesn't upload very well - Ana):


Basic Facts PDF - from NZMaths

Family of Facts Trading Game - A game where children collect a family of facts set.