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8 Fun Ways to Practice Math Facts and Improve Recall

April 6th, 2021

When kids are taught to understand math facts, they gain confidence they need to be able to solve more challenging math problems. A child that is having trouble understanding math problems does not mean they are not intelligent enough. Chances are they forget easily. Improving how they learn can provide a much better learning experience […]

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4 Easy Math Tricks That Will Shock Your Students

April 6th, 2021

Most children have a hard time understanding the basic principles of math. As a result, they might become unwilling to put any effort into learning math or find it very boring. Fortunately, this is something that you address by teaching them several math tricks to make the subject more exciting. With these learned math-related tricks, […]

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Using Songs to Teach Math: 5 of the Best Websites for Math Songs

April 6th, 2021

Teaching is one of the most challenging professions and often teachers do not get the accolades that teachers deserve. For years, the subject that has caused the most anxiety amongst children is math. For most students teaching using multiple modalities is key. Students need to be shown the math concepts using concrete objects, explicit teaching […]

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Having Fun with Math Mnemonics: 8 Mnemonics To Teach Your Students

March 23rd, 2021

A device, formula, or rhyme that helps your students remember order of operations in math is called a Math Mnemonic. They are best utilized for difficult, complex mathematical computations that can be difficult for your classes to commit to their memory. A math mnemonic can be fun for your kids to learn because it can […]

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4 Fun Coloring Pages for Math Fact Practice

March 23rd, 2021

Download these fun coloring pages to help your students practice their math facts! Get your copy FREE, just put in your email below! Give your students a fun activity to do with these math fact coloring pages! To color them in, students must solve basic math fact problems to find out what color to use […]

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8 Examples of Using Math in Real Life

March 17th, 2021

Math is the universal language of our world today. It helps humanity to create and explain. We all employ math in our everyday applications regardless of whether we know it or not. If you are keen, you will notice that math occurs even in the unlikeliest of places. Throughout our everyday lives we are using […]

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Space Challenge Update: Create Multiple Teacher Codes

October 22nd, 2020

We have expanded the Space Challenge reporting system to make it so you can create multiple teacher codes to better organize your student reports! When you go to the new Space Challenge Teacher Codes page, you will now see new options. You can create new teacher codes and delete old ones. You can also add […]

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Math Facts Matter has a new look!

May 13th, 2020

Announcing Our Updated Website Our new and refreshed website is now live! We want you to have the best experience on our site as possible, so we have worked hard to make our site faster and easier to use. When you log in, you will be taken to our new user dashboard! Our new system […]

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The 7 Levels of Math Fact Fluency

May 5th, 2020

Students can achieve math fact fluency faster using… The 7 Levels of Math Fact Fluency The Math Facts Matter Levels are smaller, more manageable increments of math fact groups within operations. The levels identify the minimum mastery required for fact fluency at each grade. The levels become a learning ladder, scaffolding rapid recall of facts […]

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The Missing Link to Math Fact Fluency

May 5th, 2020

Does your school have a missing link? Most schools miss the second step of math fact fluency… Multi-Sensory Memorization When all 3 steps are used together, test scores and response times improve significantly. Step 1: Cognitive Computation This is the introductory step where teachers use manipulatives, games, activities, strategies and more to engage learners in […]

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The 3 Steps to Math Fact Fluency

May 5th, 2020

There are 3 Steps to Math Fact Fluency… Step 1: Cognitive Computation This is the introductory step where teachers use manipulatives, games, activities, strategies and more to engage learners in arithmetic concepts including math facts. Step 2: Multi-Sensory Memorization The use of visual, auditory and tactile cues engages all parts of the brain. Multi-sensory memorization […]

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The Four Steps Of Math Fact Fluency

April 5th, 2020

Hey there, thanks for stopping by the Math Facts Matter blog. Today, we’re going to share some information about math fact fluency. In the past, we’ve focused on discussing our math fact solutions, so we’re going to shift the focus to the four steps of math fact fluency. We’re addressing this topic so you can […]

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Why Every Teacher Should Be Benefiting From Our Space LAB Math Fact Solution

March 4th, 2020

Welcome back, math fact enthusiasts! We’re bringing you another blog covering all of the information you need to know about the math fact solutions we offer. If you’re unfamiliar, at Math Facts Matter, we offer a variety of incredible math fact fluency solutions to teachers that serve to develop fearless math fact fluency in your […]

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Why Every Teacher Should Be Benefiting From Our Countdown Solution

February 24th, 2020

Hello, and welcome back to the Math Facts Matter blog. Today, we’re providing you with another blog discussing one of our incredible math fact fluency solutions. In our past blog, we discussed our Space Challenge solution that essentially serves as the foundation to our other math fact fluency solutions.  Now, we’re going to dive into […]

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Why Every Teacher Should Be Benefiting From Our Space Challenge

January 18th, 2020

Hello, and welcome back to the Math Facts Matter blog. Today, we’re keeping it simple and talking about one of our math fact solutions, Space Challenge. Specifically, we’re going to cover why every teacher should be taking advantage of and benefiting from this awesome math fact resource fluency. What Is Space Challenge? Simply put, Space […]

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Strategies Versus Memorization

December 11th, 2019

Written by Kathy Robinson Please join me in a hot debate! Let’s discuss math fact fluency strategies versus memorization of facts. At one time academia debated on whether we should even teach fact fluency believing daily arithmetic assignments result in automatic recall. This did not prove to be as successful as we hoped. Today, most […]

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Educational software company launches free math fact computer game

October 22nd, 2019

Math Facts Matter’s ‘Space Challenge’ for grades 3 to adult puts new spin on math fact fluency Durant, Okla. — Oct. 22, 2019 — Studies indicate that only 1 of 10 college students can pass a basic multiplication test. This contributes to mathematical failure and alarming drop-out rates in high school and at the collegiate […]

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Teach with Puzzles

October 16th, 2019

Have your students practice their math facts using this fun activity! For this activity, you will just need a puzzle that you can get from the dollar store for $1 and some markers. This works great for individual students and groups. This activity is appropriate for:1st grade – 4th grade / 5 – 10 years […]

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Jarvis Dobbs, Superintendent – Colbert Public School

December 14th, 2018

“Kathy Robinson, CEO of Schoolware, Inc. has been serving schools in this area for a number of years. She is very responsive to our needs as a school and works diligently to help us obtain products at a reasonable price. One of these products is Math Facts Matter. The comments made by elementary teachers in […]

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Bill Austin, Superintendent – Denison Public School (Idabel, Oklahoma)

December 14th, 2018

“We first piloted Math Facts Matter in our summer program. The students were actively engaged and on task while working with the program. Math Facts Matter was designed to teach the mastery of math facts to the automatic level through a series of tasks and corresponding rewards. We currently use this program three days a […]

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Mary L. Meritt, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent/School Improvement – Oklahoma State Department of Education

December 14th, 2018

“Your presentation ensured the success of this conference and a successful school year for the schools that are making remarkable strides with Oklahoma’s at-risk young people. Comments from participants in your session indicate that you presented pertinent information and that they appreciated your energy as well as the wealth of information that you shared. The […]

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Sandy Decker, GEAR UP Director – Southeastern Oklahoma State University

December 14th, 2018

“Through your training efforts and assistance, we have become an exemplary program that is recognized on the national level. Please convey compliments to your entire staff for being fantastic partners in this effort. Your team has been well-organized, resourceful, and professional while locating appropriate academic enrichment programs that prepare students for college. It is important […]

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