So you've decided to implement a mental math approach to teaching math facts and you're wondering where to start! If you want to help your students build true fluency with the addition facts this year, you've come to the right place.
Too often math fact fluency is viewed as only speed and accuracy. This drives teaching practices like timed tests and memorization. But true addition fluency also incorporates flexibility and appropriate strategy use. When we teach only for memorization, we leave many of our students behind!
It's no secret that there is a big gap in many students' understanding of math facts. To help bridge this gap, we must focus on teaching students to understand addition conceptually, rather than simply expecting them to memorize facts without making the proper connections.
This bundle of mental math addition strategy units is designed to teach math facts in a conceptual, flexible way. We don't want students to simply memorize the facts - we want them to UNDERSTAND them! This will lead to automaticity.
This bundle of addition resources includes SEVEN units, each teaching a different strategy for addition fluency. These are:
- Counting On
- Near Doubles (Doubles Plus One, Doubles Plus Two)
- Make a Ten
- Making Multiples of Ten
- Left to Right Addition
- Break Apart
What Teachers Are Saying
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "This is an amazing resource for teaching mental math strategies. The lessons and explanations are thorough (and include videos to help you get started). The worksheets and activities are visually appealing and engaging. So helpful for increasing the focus on mental addition strategies!" Joanna S.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "So many wonderful ways to reinforce students' learning strategies. Thanks for this great resource- it has saved me hours of work." Dianne P.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "This bundle is amazing in that it contains multiple ways to teach math skills. It is great for differentiating learning and my students find the activities really fun. My students remained engaged while working on these new skills. Great bundle." Kaitlyn B.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "This was so helpful for my class and I've recommended it for other teachers as well. My 2nd grade class as a wide range of abilities so this was very helpful for encouraging my lower students. They learned that there's no one way to do math and were much more willing to try afterwards." Kenithea H.