Hi Fellow Teachers, I was wondering if any of you who teach Math Facts have any advice to help students commit them to memory. I am also wondering if anyone has any great games they play to help students learn them and get faster at the facts. Thanks for your help!

I don't know if this is what your looking for but I found this web site to help my 1st grader with his math fact. http://www.fun4thebrain.com/addition_all.html

We use fact triangles (basically the three numbers that make up a fact are on the three angles of a triangle.) With this, you can cover up the largest number for addition facts or either smaller number for subtraction facts. We play math fact bingo. Put different answers on the bingo card and then draw math facts, but do so quickly. We play around the world. Another game...I can never remember it's name. Have two students put a card to their head. Have a second student add the two numbers together and tell the students the sum. Then the students with a card to their head try to guess their card. Fly swatter facts--write answers on the board. Say a fact, and students try to swat the answer with the fly swatter. Dice facts....students roll two dice and write down the fact family.

We use www.xtramath.org for practice at home or free time. We also use daily timed quizzes. I think wanting to move up a level really motivates the kids to try to memorize their facts. Jenn http://finallyinfirst.blogspot.com/

We do math fact bingo as well, plus I have, Who has?. My kiddos also do a lot of fasstmath. I guess I'm lucky, cause mine still LOVE pairing up & playing "I'm the teacher" with flashcards! I also do drill sheets. I know it's not popular, but most of my kiddos actually like them!

I play a game with my kids called Math and Field which is set up to help with addition, subtraction, (multiplication and division) if you need. Gameboards to print out for the kids are colorful and they like playing against themselves...not others. Fun review of math facts.

I created timed tests that first begin with just one family: 1+2 =3 2+1=3 3-1=2 3-2=1 After passing 25 in one minute, they move onto another family which is the 3+1 family. The test is mixed in with the 2+1. I go thru all the +1 families, then the doubles, etc. They catch on and gain confidence in the simple before moiving onto more challenging. It works for us!