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Daily Math Facts Practice

Overview

Ten minutes in each math session devoted to building automaticity and retrieval of basic math facts sets the foundation for fluency. During these daily reviews, interweaving (formally interleaving) previously learned facts with new facts also helps create scaffolds for deeper understanding.

Apply It to Your Learning Environment

  • Creating daily math facts routines supports learners in developing their Arithmetic Fact Retrieval and in applying foundational facts to Operations. If problems use multi-digit numbers, students also practice their Place Value skills.
  • The beginning of each math lesson can be a great time for spaced practice to review arithmetic facts.
  • These sessions can be done individually, in small groups, or as a whole group and also through a range of mediums, such as songs, dry erase boards or pockets, and flash cards.
  • Consistency is key to building both automaticity and math fact fluency.
  • Growth mindset feedback can support the ongoing practice.

Apply It to Product Development

  • Provide a quick, daily review before a lesson or activity as a warm-up.
  • Many game products focus on Arithmetic Fact Retrieval, offering extensive practice to facilitate automatic retrieval.
  • The interactivity and engaging nature of games can motivate learners to continue practicing math facts.
  • Adaptive learning platforms can be very effective with daily math facts practice based on individual learners.

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About this Strategy Content

The research review for this strategy was conducted by the LVP team. Application, examples, and resources were sourced with support from our Practitioner Advisory Board.