Sandbox Math Facts
One of the goals for first graders is to memorize basic addition and subtraction math facts by the end of the year. This will become especially important in the later grades, when students move on to more challenging computation, such as regrouping with two and three-digit numbers. Lots and lots of repetition and practice are the key to memorizing math facts. Practicing at home can really help, but you don’t want this kind of repetition to become drudgery. So why not mix practice with play? Here’s an activity that’s so much fun, your child will want to “stick” with his fact practice!
What You Need:
- a set of wooden craft "popsicle" sticks (about 20-30)
- an extra fine point permanent marker, black
- a sandbox filled with sand