Counting on, counting back, using number lines, charts, etc., delays the memorization of math facts. Unless your child can quickly recall facts, he or she may find it difficult to learn more advanced math.
The strategies and tricks in this section are just some of many that can be used to help your child memorize and recall addition and subtraction facts.
The guidance and practice exercises in this section have been graciously provided by Susan Greenwald, MA Ed. and are taken from her Two Plus Two is Not Five workbook. Learn more about Susan Greenwald here and the three books she has written on teaching math facts.
This section introduces addition and subtraction facts with a number of easy-to-use tricks that can be used together with the practice activities, to help memorize basic facts. These tricks are listed below in pairs:
Follow these steps to help your child memorize basic addition and subtraction facts using the tricks from Susan Greenwald's Two Plus Two Is Not Five workbook.
Note: Be sure your child can demonstrate the meaning of addition and subtraction before working on memorizing facts.