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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: Concerns about my children and math

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From: Andrea

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 1999011718:16:43
Subject: Memorizing Facts

Does your child like to play basketball? If shooting hoops is what motivates your student try basketball math. This is a simple game of getting to shoot when the fact, (ex. 9 x 7), is correctly answered. Almost any outdoor game can be adapted to practice facts. By the way does everyone know the strategy for their 9's? Place both hands in front, count starting from the left hand using the factor you need to multiply by. For example, 9 X 7, count until you reach the seventh finger which is then placed down. The remaining fingers that are up will reveal your answer. Starting from the left count by tens. When you get to the finger which is down begin counting by ones. Reading from left to right your answer should be 63!

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