When I taught sixth grade math last year, I noticed a common
denominator (no pun intended) between the students that were struggling. None of them knew their math facts.

Now I am a very conceptual teacher; however, once students
understand HOW to add, subtract, multiply, and divide, they need to know how to
do it quickly. This usually involves
little to no conceptual teaching which is why, I think, it has been forgotten
by many teachers recently during the latest education fad. Students

**have**to have their math facts memorized. It leads to more confidence, less time doing homework, and over all more success in math.
This is why I instituted “Math Fact Fridays”. At the start of the year, two of my sixth
graders were at a 4

^{th}grade level in math, right before spring break, they were right on grade level. I think a HUGE part of their success was Math Fact Fridays.
This year I have started exclusively tutoring. The students that are struggling in their
classes don’t know their math facts.
Before I help them with their topics they are coving in class, I always
have them learn their math facts. The
biggest improvement I have seen is by an in-depth review on math facts.

I’m going to be sharing resources I used with my sixth
graders last year and those that I use with my tutoring students
currently. I hope you see as much
success in your students with these resources as I have!

Dadsworksheets.com
is my FAVORITE website for math fact worksheets. There are multiple versions for each
worksheet and answer keys for each.

My favorite worksheets to use are the Conventional
Times Table Practice. These
worksheets focus on one fact family at a time and are designed as 1-minute
timed tests. These are great for post-tests
after focusing heavily on one fact family.

For pre-tests, I like the Spaceship
Math Multiplication. I use U, V, or
W so I can see which problems the student knows. I usually give them a minute or two and have
them skip any problems they don’t know immediately. If you use the Spaceship Math, he even has check
off pages for students.

There are even Printable
Flash Cards so your students can practice their math facts!

There is such a span of awesome worksheets on Dadsworksheets.com. You should definitely check it out if you
haven’t already.

Teachers & Tutors: Have you used Dad’s Worksheets
before? Is there another website that
you prefer to get your worksheets from?

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