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Math Fact Practice Options
Here are some fun ideas to help with math fact practice!
1. Dice Equations: Roll two dice and make an addition or multiplication problem.
2. Domino Equations: Put several dominos in a brown lunch sack. Pull a domino out of the bag and make an equation from the numbers on either side of the domino. You can write the equations on a piece of paper so you can check them later.
3. Math War: Remove the face cards from a regular deck of playing cards. Shuffle the cards and place them face down between two or more players. Each player chooses two cards and adds or multiplies the numbers on the cards. The player with the highest answer takes all of the cards. If the numbers are the same, both players choose two more cards and the player with the highest answer takes all of the cards.
4. Magnetic Number Facts: Use magnetic numbers and a cookie sheet to create addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division problems.
5. Mathematical "I Spy": Look around your house for numbers and make addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division problems. If you are in the car, look for numbers on signs, storefronts and vehicle tags.
6. EGG-celent Equations: Recycle an old egg carton and two beans for this review. Write the numbers 1-12 in the bottom of each egg compartment. Get two beans and place them inside the egg carton. Shake the closed carton and make an addition or multiplication equation from the numbers on which the beans land.
7. Equation Concentration: Create a Math Memory game with twenty cards. Write equations on ten cards. On the other ten cards, write the correct answers. Shuffle the cards and place them face down. Look for matches until there are no card left.
8. Beach Ball Math: With a black marker, draw lines on a beach ball. Separate each colored section into two or three more sections. In each section, write a number 1-10. Throw the ball. When you catch it, look at the numbers written in the sections where your thumbs landed. Add, subtract, or multiply those two numbers.
9. Grocery Math Game: Look at the labels on different products. For example: How much more sodium does this soup have than that soup? How many more grams of sugar are in these cookies than those cookies?
10. Baseball Card Comparison: Collect several baseball cards and ask questions based on information for each player. For example: How many more runs did one player have than another? What was the difference in their ERA's?
11. Newspaper Math: Look through the newspaper, and cut out numbers that you find. Glue two numbers on a piece of paper, and insert an addition, subtraction, multiplication or division sign in the middle of them, and solve.
12. Draw a picture to go with a times table. You can draw an array or a picture of real objects.
13. Record yourself saying math facts. Then, play the recording, and try to say the correct answers before you hear them on the tape.
14. Story Mnemonics: Make up a sentence with the times table numbers in it, and a picture to go with it. For example: "Dinner for 6 at 7 on 42nd Street."