# Good practice for addition & subtraction fact families?

### #1

Posted 08 May 2009 - 10:09 AM

Like 9+2=? 2+9= ? 11-9=? Etc?

Thanks.

### #2

Posted 08 May 2009 - 12:15 PM

The Right Start cards are kind of handy for this as there are a lot more number cards than in a regular card deck, but you could approximate the same thing with several decks of playing cards (sans face-cards).

But generally speaking, the Right Start games seem so promising to me for "buttoning up" math-facts in a fun way that I wouldn't miss out on adding them to the math mix.

HTHs

Bill

### #3

Posted 08 May 2009 - 12:21 PM

This isn't really a drill on fact families, but my children enjoy the Learning Wrap-Ups and also the drill page on the Math-U-See webpage. I'll list the link below.

Terri

http://www.mathusee.com/drill.html#top

### #4

Posted 08 May 2009 - 01:35 PM

Is there something out there on the 2nd-3rd grade level for addition and subtraction fact families for practice?

Like 9+2=? 2+9= ? 11-9=? Etc?

Thanks.

http://www.theschool...main/index.html

Best wishes

Laura

### #5

Posted 08 May 2009 - 01:48 PM

### #7

Posted 08 May 2009 - 09:48 PM

12 - 3 = 9, and 12 - 9 = 3. Item #: 087155. I use these. They are great!

I use the same concepts to teach multiplication/division.

Tammi

### #8

Posted 08 May 2009 - 09:48 PM

Is there something out there on the 2nd-3rd grade level for addition and subtraction fact families for practice?

Like 9+2=? 2+9= ? 11-9=? Etc?

Thanks.

Have you tried using the triangular shaped flash cards? Here is something similar...

http://www.mathcats....es/addinfo.html

### #9

Posted 09 May 2009 - 07:44 AM

Here's a workbook approach for it... Two Plus Two is Not Five

I second this book. It has given my daughter very painless strategies to help her remember. We've used this with a combination of my own worksheets based on specific fact families she is having trouble remembering. Worksheets I make will ask her the same families over and over again.

I also drill her orally at least once a week to see which ones she truly knows and which ones she has to think about too much (these are the ones I make WS for). I have a chart from the back of our BJU math book and we put stars on the families she has mastered. She only gets a star if she has quickly answered (orally) all possible problems for that fact family (mixed with other facts) on about 3 different occasions. I put a check for the first time she does it quickly, turn it into an 'X' for the second time and finally put a star for the third. I also circle in pencil the ones I need to put on a worksheet. Later, when she has mastered them, I erase the circles. I only work on a few new families at a time. The chart helps me keep track of our progress. There is a chart for keep track in "Two Plus Two is Not Five". You could use that.

I like the online drills on the Math U See website. I use these to keep her practicing facts she has already mastered. There are also printable worksheets, but I usually prefer to make my own and use the WS from the book mentioned above.

Flash cards did not work for us. I finally sold them all at our local curriculum sale. I think the actual writing of the facts helps cement it for my DD.

This is what is working really well for my DD. I wish I had done this for DS.

Shannon