When should students be expected to know their facts?
Helping children learn the basic facts is an important goal in the Mathematics curriculum. Most children should develop an automatic recall of the basic addition and subtraction facts by the end of the second grade. They should also know most of their 1, 2, 5, and 10 multiplication facts by this time. By the end of the fourth grade most students should have an automatic recall of all the basic multiplication facts and be familiar with the basic division facts. Multiplication and division facts are reinforced at the beginning of fifth grade.
At the beginning of each school year, I will provide basic fact flashcards on paper for students to take home. Another great way to acquire sets of flashcards is to visit the Dollar Store-they are extremely affordable! I will also send home a take-home record for fact practice that your child will be responsible for turning in each week. This assures that basic fact practice is a weekly commitment for each second grade learner in 2B. I thank you in advance for your support. A Second Grade goal is to practice at least 30 minutes per week.
One minute addition timing goal: 18/20 addition facts
One minute subtraction timing goal: 16/20 subtraction facts