Miriam wrote:My daughter is starting grade 2, and I was wondering when she needs to start memorizing math facts. When do I need to start doing drills with her.
Are you using Singapore?
Miriam wrote:Yes we are using Singapore. We are just at the point in 1A before addition/subtraction up to 20 happens. Should I work on math facts up to 10, getting those down, before learning math facts up to 20? It takes a long time for her to memorize.
In the lesson plans for Singapore by MFW it says to start addition flashcards on day 16. This is for problems with a sum of ten or less. Subtraction facts start on day 22. Do you have the lesson plans? If not, what page of 1a are you on?
Also, it says to use the flashcards daily for five minutes. Then when they have the addition and subration memorized to mix the addition and subtraction together.
Miriam wrote:I do not have the lesson plans, but I do have the home instructors guide. She is on page 95 or lesson 40 of the workbook. I'm not sure if I should just take a break from the workbook and make sure that she really understands addition and subtraction up to 10? Make that will help her memorize the math facts easier.
It is really your call as to whether u take a break from the workbook. However, I would start her on memorizing math facts. Start with the 1s and work your way up. There other threads on here about math games and free websites for math fact practice. I hope this helps.
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