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5 Tips for Fast Math



1. Make sure your child understands the concept

  1. Use Manipulatives ( beans, blocks, pennies) to help build the problems

  2. Use manipulative to solve the problems

  3. Solve the problem without manipulative

2. Do a pretest and see what your child already knows.


3. Practice the facts:


  1. Create flashcards

  2. http://www.aplusmath.com/flashcards/Flashcard_Creator.html

  3. Play games with dice:

  4. Use a timer and 2 die, roll the dice and answer out loud. See how many problems can be solved in 1 minute or 2 minutes. Keep a chart and track progress.

  5. http://www.enasco.com/math/Math+Manipulatives/Dice/

  6. Play computer games

  7. Computer math practice:




4. Create worksheets


  1. Math Worksheet creator:

  2. http://www.math-worksheets-generator.com/

  3. http://www.superkids.com/aweb/tools/math/


  1. Practice writing the answer

  2. Review errors, demonstrate patterns

5. Practice times facts with pencil and paper


  1. Horizontal

  2. Vertical

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