Do your students struggle with memorizing the basic math facts?

To Drill or Not to Drill workshop provides strategy instruction for teaching basic math facts.

Research shows that instruction of strategies for basic facts increases students’ likelihood of mastery and retention. Many students develop their own strategies, however these strategies can be ineffective and inefficient.

FACTastic Math Strategy SystemNew Math TEKS being implemented in 2014-2015 school year states 2nd graders will recall basic facts to add and subtract within 20 with automaticity and 3rd graders will recall facts to multiply to ten by ten with automaticity and recall the corresponding division facts.

New Math TEKS also include composing and decomposing numbers and the use of mathematical properties and strategies in solving problems.

Teaching of strategies to recall basic facts builds flexible thinking in a student. Students with flexible thinking are able to see a number in several forms and use the knowledge and skills they already possess to find a solution for an unknown fact.

In this workshop participants will learn effective and efficient strategies for students to use to solve unknown basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts.

Full day workshop will include morning session for addition/subtraction and afternoon session for multiplication/division strategies.

Every participant will receive one set of Factastic Math Strategy Cards Addition & Subtraction Edition and Multiplication & Division Edition.

To register visit and search for To Drill or Not to Drill or workshop # SP1428512
Registration closes on February 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm so that materials can be ordered.

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