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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Blogging Through the Alphabet ~ A is for Arithmetic

So, I am going to try my hand at Blogging Through the Alphabet again. Last year I think I made it to week 3, letter C. I am hoping to have better luck this year and make it through all 26 letters! Without further ado, here is my “A”.

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{*none of the links I list below are affiliate links. I LOVE Teachers Pay Teachers, too much sometimes :-) }
 
I think it is important to have rote memory of math facts. So, this year I am making it a priority to solidify the math facts for Montana and get a jump start with McKenzie because she is such an eager learner. We use Saxon for our math curriculum and yes, you either love it or you don’t. We just happen to be in the LOVE it category. It works for our family and so it just makes sense to keep plugging away. McKenzie is currently working through Saxon 1 while Montana is in Saxon 3.
 
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To help us learn our facts we be using a variety of materials from some of my favorite teacher vendors on the Teachers Pay Teachers , including:

Kicking It! ~ Math Facts Fluency for Addition and Subtraction

Kicking It! ~ Math Facts Fluency for Multiplication and Division

Times Alive! We were fortunate to review this program 4 years ago! I have used it with Madison and Mikayla and now I am excited to use it with Montana because she is a visual learner!

Interactive Math Packet -The Bundle (Addition and Subtraction up to 20)

The interactive math packet from The Moffatt Girls is a favorite here. Montana used this set when she was learning her addition/subtraction facts. The author also is the producer of the sight word program we use, Ready 2 Read.

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The girls both enjoy racing the clock to complete their timed drill tests for sight word reading so I am hoping they will enjoy the math drills too.

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The girls will have plenty of time to drill each other or play math games during the week to help master these facts. This will be a great time for them to study when I am working with someone else. Fluency tests will be given each Friday afternoon with intermittent prizes given out here and there. Small things like a special treat from the store etc.

Blogging Through the Alphabet is being hosted this round by Meg @ Adventures with Jude and Cristi @ Through the Calm and Through the Storm. Be sure to check out the posts and see how creative everyone is as we make our way from A to Z.

 

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