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Michele Justus-Hobbs



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 12:09 pm    Post subject: Basic Facts Reply with quote

After the 3rd year of teaching (& LOVING) EDM, I still see my students (even my highest level kids) struggling with remembering basic addition and subtraction facts. I trust the spiral and do the games religiously, but I still see this as a bump in the road for most kids. It's funny, too, for example, if I were to say what is 80 + 50, they will shout 130 thanks to fact extensions, but if I would ask the same kids what is 8 + 5, many would look to the ceiling and squint to count in their head, go right to their fingers to count up, etc...or just look blankly confused. I know they understand concepts beyond these basic facts, but just stumble with these. Any suggestions??? Am I the only one that sees this happen?
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Janis Kluesner



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 1:19 pm    Post subject: Basic Facts Reply with quote

As we have worked in different classrooms this school year, we continue to hear concern about students mastering their basic facts. I think it is interesting that your student quickly know the answer to 80 + 50, yet they struggle with 8 + 5. I was in a fifth grade classroom and the teacher commented that she had tried many different tactics when it came to mastery of basic facts. She said that when she began playing the EM games and students were constantly coming up on the short end of the score, they worked more diligently on their basic facts. Her reasoning was that they were learning the facts because it was important to them, not being mandated to them. Maybe students need to reach a certain maturity level to master their facts.
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