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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: Memorization of math facts

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From: Owen

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2008030617:56:41
Subject: memorization of basic math 1 to 9

Dear Cheryl, Ralpf said to Play games such as Snakes and Ladders (in some places called Chutes and Ladders), where he's rolling dice and finding the sum of the dice. This is great advice and was one of my favorite games as a child. There are other games with dice that you should find and use as well to help him know the dice by memory. Once he has a good visual memory of the dice then associate them to the number symbols. You can get the charts to do this for FREE from the "DotMath for kids" web site. It will help explain how to put the dots from the dice as an overlay over the number symbol. There is also a chart to help explain digital numbers and how every number is a calculator. The Fun Book is a coloring book first and then use it as a lesson book. There are a lot of charts to help with both addition, subtraction and much more. You can type "DotMath for kids" into the google search box to find the site. Please read everything on the site if you want to understand how to teach the DotMath system. You will also find an email address if you still have question. I hope this is of help Owen

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