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K5 Math Facts
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Developing instant recall of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts.
Learn math facts online and say goodbye to counting fingers
Recalling math facts efficiently is critical because it allows a student to study more advanced math topics without being bogged down by simple calculations.
K5 Math Facts is a highly sophisticated and adaptive online math facts program which helps kids develop instant recall of the the addition, subtraction, multiplication and division tables. Setting itself apart from flash cards, worksheets and quiz programs, K5 provides a new solution to teaching math facts.
The goal: instant recall of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts
What is 5+ 3? Did the number 8 pop into your head? It should. How about 6 X 7? Instant recall of math facts is when we simply know the answer without having to count in our heads, count fingers or pursue other strategies to reach the answer.
Instant recall of math facts is a must-have skill for your child
Recall of math facts correlates with success in math at school. Students who don’t have immediate recall of math facts spend much of their time on basic computations instead of learning higher order math skills. Sadly, the average Grade 5 student only knows 32% of his multiplication tables. Both the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the National Mathematics Advisory Panel urge that all students develop automatic recall of math facts.
Going beyond flashcards, worksheets and drill programs
Traditional flashcards, worksheets and computer drill programs do not adapt to the needs of individual kids. Quizzing kids with randomly generated facts is a very inefficient way of teaching math facts and does not establish mastery. K5 provides a new solution to teaching math facts.
K5 adapts to your child
Unlike computerized drill programs, K5 Math Facts does not generate questions randomly. It records every response a child makes, continually analyses what facts your child has mastered or needs further practice at, and generates questions based on that child’s needs. This makes K5 Math Facts far more efficient at teaching math facts than a typical drill program.
K5 Math Facts measures response times
K5 Math Facts times how long your child takes to answer each question. By timing responses, we can determine if a child is answering through instant recall or other strategies such as counting. If a student has answered a particular fact correctly and quickly several times, then we know that that particular fact is mastered.
K5’s Math Facts Matrix shows what facts your child needs practice on
Parents need to know if their child has mastered their math facts. It’s not uncommon for a student to have instant recall that 5 X 7 = 35 but to still have to ‘work out’ what 7 X 5 is. With K5’s Math Facts Matrix both kids and parents will know whether instant recall has been attained on each and every addition, subtraction, multiplication and division fact.
5 minutes a day to mastery
Start with one addition lesson (5-10 minutes) per day or every second day. The student keeps this up until his whole addition Math Facts Matrix has turned green, indicating he is both fast and accurate on every addition fact. Then subtraction, multiplication and finally division. When all 4 matrices are 100% green the student has mastered his math facts.
Gradual learning is best for math facts
Research shows that practice over a prolonged period of time and ‘overlearning’ will result in long term retention. K5 Math Facts is designed to be used in short regular lessons over an extended period of time. If your child, probably in grade 1 or 2, has a good conceptual understanding of addition then it is time to start her en route to developing fluency in math facts.
What is K5?
K5 Learning is an online reading and math program for kids in kindergarten to grade 5. Kids work at their own level and their own pace through a personalized program of over 3,000 online tutorials and activities.