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Addition Facts That Stick

5.00 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
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Six weeks to addition facts mastery, in just fifteen minutes a day! Clever strategies and fun games make this book engaging for the student, and clear, easy-to-use lesson plans make it quick and easy for the teacher. Facts mastery helps stop math frustration in its tracks.

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Six weeks to addition facts mastery, in just fifteen minutes a day! Clever strategies and fun games make this book engaging for the student, and clear, easy-to-use lesson plans make it quick and easy for the teacher. Facts mastery helps stop math frustration in its tracks.

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Master the addition facts through 9+9 with smart strategies, fun games, hands-on activities, and quick worksheets! This simple, effective, skill-building program only takes six weeks and can be used to supplement any math curriculum. Mastery of math facts is the foundation for all future math learning, and reduces frustration and struggling for the student when they learn new concepts.

Your child will focus on one section of the addition table each week, and you’ll spend about fifteen minutes per day working on the facts together. On the first day of the week, you will show your child a strategy for solving the focus facts and play a fun game that practices those facts. For the rest of the week, you will play the new game together each day. Your child will also complete a short practice page each day to cement the focus facts and review all the other facts.

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  1. 5 out of 5 Best Method ever that produces results

    I know this book is recommended for children who are 6- 6 1/2 years old and up. Mine is 5 1/2 and we were doing K and no matter which strategies I used, he couldn’t understand a simple 1+2 or 3+2 addition (10 frame in 2 rows didn’t work for us). When I read about this strategy I figured I’d give it a try and take it very slow and stop the curriculum once he’d hit a roadblock.

    Well…my son is not even 6 and he knows his 81 addition facts!!! He loved every games and had a lot of fun learning these facts. I loved the simple strategy behind it and this 10 frame in 1 row makes everything so much easier. We took about 2 1/2 weeks per chapter. People are amazed that a kindergarten knows 9+6 and 8+7, etc….

    Best purchase ever for any child to understand and retain addition facts. I am aware that my case is not the norm but if you hesitate because your child is younger, starting with the +1/+2 facts from week 1 is a great start to give him a solid strategy and make math fun.

  2. 2 out of 3 people found this helpful

    5 out of 5 Finally, something that REALLY sticks!

    Our son began learning his addition facts around the age of six (he is now almost 8). The program/method initially used exposed the flash card visually and verbally. He went through this three times total, all addition facts THREE times. While he seemed to be “getting” the addition facts during that time, he quickly forgot them once he completed them. This was very discouraging to myself, and even more so to him. He simply could not pull the answers from his memory when asked some of the addition fact answers. (He remembered some of them, but not all of them). I found Addition Facts that Stick on the welltrainedmind website and decided to give it a try. For around $15, what could I lose? This simple yet thorough method is worth every penny! And boy did it help him tremendously. He is now able to visualize the addition fact in stead of trying to pull a random number from his mind that makes no sense as it seemed with the prior program. Our son is currently going through Subtraction Facts that Stick, and things are going well really! I hesitated to write a review until I could truly see that he was actually recalling the facts. Even if he occasionally gets stuck on a fact, he immediately visualizes it and gets the right answer on his own – something that is impossible with rote memorization. If your child needs additional help OR if this is the first time your child is starting his/her math facts, order this NOW! Hands down, this is the best way to teach and truly understand math facts!

  3. 5 out of 5 Really fun and really works!

    My goal in homeschooling is to keep things fun for as long as I can. We all learn better when it is enjoyable! And for me at least, flashcards are not enjoyable. This method is perfect for nurturing that love for learning! We took a break from our normal math curriculum to master addition facts and my almost 6 year old is loving it. We include my 4 year old as well (when she is interested) and even she is catching on to some of the easier math facts! Highly recommend. It really does work! It is very clearly laid out and the games use household items. Such a great resource! I am glad I bought the PDF version so I don’t have to make copies. I can just print from home.

  4. 5 out of 5 Enjoyable for both teacher and student

    My son actually likes Math now and I actually no longer dread teaching it. We both enjoy it so much! The games are simple yet very engaging for my student and he isn’t loaded with pages upon pages of worksheets. This Math series has been a blessing to our family!

  5. 5 out of 5 Thankful Mom - AMAZING approach

    My son (soon to be 6) struggled in kindergarten and first grade with the timed 1-2 minute facts to master the plus/minus through 12’s. He did not struggle with other areas of math; however, the facts were exceptionally challenging when timed. Finally, over the winter break of first grade I set out to find a solution. We had been doing apps, e-flash cards, regular flash cards, daily worksheets, – but there was very little improvement and it was clear the “concepts” weren’t being learned (pencil down, counting fingers, rubbing face, and eventually tears). His school approached the math facts as something that is “just memorization” and has to be drilled in 20 minutes a night at home. There was no “teaching” of the concepts at the fact level. As I watched the authors power point I felt hopeful for the first time. I purchased addition and subtraction and we started at the beginning (it was super quick because he understood the early concepts easy at this point) . . . but then in less than 8 weeks my son wasn’t in tears (and I wasn’t sighing at him) and he was genuinely HAPPY and PROUD when he “got it” on the +9’s. We’re now playing several of the “games” a week, doing flash cards (without struggles), and some worksheets. It’s amazing. Really. I am looking forward to continuing his adding review and working through subtraction with him this summer so he’s ready for second grade. I shared the program with his school leadership; however, they are a very traditional private school and it was not met with a lot of support – I’m just thankful I found this on my own. I WISH I had this resource in Kindergarten – his experience would have been so different. I shared the success with a friend and after she purchased it she said her daughter had a VERY different outlook on the math also. They are VERY different kiddos and we both got fantastic results.

  6. 5 out of 5 Used for summer review

    I just finished using this with my 3 youngest children (almost 12 yo and almost 9 yo twins). The 11 yo has a learning disability in math (and reading). She (and one of the twins) just finished a year of NILD therapy.
    I called it “summer math” and it was easy for them, but I figured it’s good to review the basics. I was pleased to see that they had learned a lot this past year (working with “partners to 10”, very similar to some of the strategies in the book.) It took us about a month to work through the book. (I fast-tracked slightly – usually doing 3 practice pages/chapter instead of the 4 as most of it seemed to be review).
    I liked how the lessons were scripted, but short (I’m not good at following scripts exactly 🙂 The strategies are great. Some my kids were familiar with, but some were new. It’s good to learn new ways to think about numbers.
    My kids liked some games better than others, but generally had fun playing them.
    Tip: I found the playing pieces from the game RISK worked really well as counters (we have the Lord of the Rings edition, but I assume the standard pieces are similar.) They fit well on the 10 frame and come in different colours.
    My kids with LD found flipping a coin challenging (in one of the games) but I figured it was a skill that I probably would’ve overlooked otherwise, and was good for developing coordination. (My daughter commented, “I thought this was going to be about *math* not flipping a coin!”)
    We’re on to Subtraction Facts that stick next…

  7. 5 out of 5

    Worked like a charm with my five year old little guy. Absolutely no extra practice required except for playing past games each day along with the current week’s game.

  8. 5 out of 5 Playful, smart, connected

    I loved working through this with my daughter. This was a wonderful way to start working on our addition facts. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to improve both their relationship with their student as well as fact mastery at the same time.

  9. 5 out of 5 It Works!

    I love this approach to teaching math facts. I tried it with a 5th-grade student who still didn’t know his addition facts. I was doubtful that it would work since all other approaches had not worked. But It Worked! He knows all the addition facts by memory and we just started with the subtraction level. He loves it! I just started using it with 4 of our 2nd graders as well. Thank you, Kate Snow. I am excited to continue using your program in our school.

  10. 5 out of 5 Addition Facts That Stick

    This was perfect for my daughter who is a visual and hands on learner! Flash cards were torture…..but she loves this program. Hope the multiplication and Division comes out soon!




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