## Should addition facts be memorized?

As long as they develop the skills to efficiently figure out a math fact, memorization is not critical. Repetitive practice is an action necessary to learn a new skill. Just as a child learning to swim should swim a lot, a child learning a math skill should practice it a lot.

### What is the easiest way to memorize math facts?

Here are 5 ways to help kids memorize basic math facts.

- Repetition: Students need practice!
- Use Songs and Chants: Students are better able to memorize when you bring in songs and chants!
- Teach Math Fact Strategies:
- Model Using Math Fact Strategies:
- Make it Hands On:

#### What order should I teach addition facts?

Teach Doubles Addition Facts Starting with concrete objects is always helpful. You can use square tiles or some other type of manipulative. Lining them up in columns like below can help with the visualization of these facts. I like to target doubling 1-5 first and then add on 6-10 next.

**What are addition facts to 10?**

“Addition Facts within 10” is a system that includes sums from 0+0 to 5+5. These sums look simple at first glance, but the addition facts are much more.

**How do students learn basic math facts?**

6 Ways for kids to practice math facts

- Write them out. Use a smartboard, a whiteboard, a blackboard, or even just a plain piece of paper and have a child write them out as you say them aloud.
- Make use of magnetic numbers.
- Say them aloud.
- Type them out.
- Show them on a calculator.
- Arrange objects on a flat surface.

## How do you explain addition?

The addition is taking two or more numbers and adding them together, that is, it is the total sum of 2 or more numbers. Example: How many apples are there in all? There are 7 apples in one basket and 4 apples in the other.