I started doing addition flashcards with my kids and instantly realized we have a problem: they're simply saying the next number in the sequence. I noticed that the back of the K Curriculum Manual groups the fact families by answer rather than by addends. Before I completely rearrange our flashcards, is that method the best one to use or is there another approach I should consider?
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How to present math flashcards? {i.e., a stupid question from a nonmath Mom}
Jennifer
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Re: How to present math flashcards? {i.e., a stupid question from a nonmath Mom}
The facts should be introduced in families as grouped in the document. But when drilling them as flashcards, always mix them up. Otherwise they just say the next letter. Students practice writing them in order within the workbook pages and that is great! But flashcards should always be shuffled !
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Re: How to present math flashcards? {i.e., a stupid question from a nonmath Mom}
I have mine in a box divided by family (the way that Rod & Staff does them). So for K/1st grade I have 10 sections for addition and 10 for subtraction. I just take the families that the TM calls for that day's lesson and I shuffle them up and go through them. It is a bit of a pain to store because then I have to sort them back out again, but I organize for the next days math lesson while my kids are doing their workbooks.Susan
20212022
A (13)  Simply Classical 7/8
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Re: How to present math flashcards? {i.e., a stupid question from a nonmath Mom}
Originally posted by sfhargett View PostI have mine in a box divided by family (the way that Rod & Staff does them). So for K/1st grade I have 10 sections for addition and 10 for subtraction. I just take the families that the TM calls for that day's lesson and I shuffle them up and go through them. It is a bit of a pain to store because then I have to sort them back out again, but I organize for the next days math lesson while my kids are doing their workbooks.Jennifer
Blog: [url]www.seekingdelectare.com[/url]
2022
DS18: Graduated and living his dream in the automotive trades
DS17: MP, MPOA, headed to his favorite liberal arts college this fall
DS15: MP, MPOA
DS13: Mix of SC 5/6 & SC 7/8
DD11: Mix of 5M and SC7/8
DD10: SC3
DD7: MPK
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Re: How to present math flashcards? {i.e., a stupid question from a nonmath Mom}
If you're not doing them strictly by how R&S suggests in each lesson, one suggestion I've heard on the forums is to start with the easiest families. Maybe 13 or 14, whatever is easy for your child, shuffle those up, flash them until mastered, and then add one more family. Continue that way until all the facts are mastered.
R&S definitely does "fact families" different than most flash cards though. It can be super confusing. But is also makes sense  they memorize all the different ways they can combine to get a certain number or all the ways they can subtract from a certain number. It lines up with the triplets in 2nd grade.Susan
20212022
A (13)  Simply Classical 7/8
C (12)  Simply Classical 7/8
G (8)  Simply Classical 1
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Re: How to present math flashcards? {i.e., a stupid question from a nonmath Mom}
Originally posted by sfhargett View PostIf you're not doing them strictly by how R&S suggests in each lesson, one suggestion I've heard on the forums is to start with the easiest families. Maybe 13 or 14, whatever is easy for your child, shuffle those up, flash them until mastered, and then add one more family. Continue that way until all the facts are mastered.
R&S definitely does "fact families" different than most flash cards though. It can be super confusing. But is also makes sense  they memorize all the different ways they can combine to get a certain number or all the ways they can subtract from a certain number. It lines up with the triplets in 2nd grade.
Thank you! We will definitely do it this way. We haven't been using R&S for math but are switching to it next year for Math 2.Jennifer
Blog: [url]www.seekingdelectare.com[/url]
2022
DS18: Graduated and living his dream in the automotive trades
DS17: MP, MPOA, headed to his favorite liberal arts college this fall
DS15: MP, MPOA
DS13: Mix of SC 5/6 & SC 7/8
DD11: Mix of 5M and SC7/8
DD10: SC3
DD7: MPK
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Re: How to present math flashcards? {i.e., a stupid question from a nonmath Mom}
Originally posted by jen1134 View PostThank you! We will definitely do it this way. We haven't been using R&S for math but are switching to it next year for Math 2.Susan
20212022
A (13)  Simply Classical 7/8
C (12)  Simply Classical 7/8
G (8)  Simply Classical 1
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