Meet the Math Facts Multiplication & Division Flashcards Package
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Meet the Math Facts Multiplication & Division Flashcards feature all of the characters that you know and love from the award winning Meet the Math Facts Multiplication & Division Videos. With over 150 flashcards in each box, you will be able to practice multiplication and division everywhere you go!
Mastering basic math skills is foundational for higher level learning and for life. This all begins at a young age as children learn basic addition and subtraction. This multisensory program helps children build a firm foundation in that area. Divided into 3 levels, this series employs DVD lessons, coloring books, flashcards, and workbooks for a variety of exposure to the math facts 0-20. Use the materials in a way that fits your style and time frame; there are no lesson plans that tell you how to use these products. At each level, different math facts are presented - 0-8 for level 1, 9-12 for level 2, and 13-20 for level 3. All items for that level correspond to and reinforce the math facts specific to that level.
DVDs offer mini lessons, approximately 15 minutes each, virtual flash cards that go over the fact families, and a song to help children remember basic facts. The characters in the DVDs match those on the flashcards, in the workbooks, and on the coloring pages.
The 100-page Workbooks provide full color opportunities for children to fill in numbers, color, complete equations, visual story problems, and more. The characters and personalities of the numbers in the DVD lessons are also found within the pages of the workbook. Each book ends with "Test Your Skills" pages, which will allow them to practice the facts they learned in the book. There are no answer keys in the books.
Coloring Books provide blackline pages, to reinforce addition and subtraction facts. Every two pages is a scene (pictures are large enough for little hands to color) with a simple math problem printed at the top. The scene is representational of the math problem. For example, two number 2s that look like horses are pulling a carriage with the number 4, which looks like a soldier saluting. These pictures might seem silly to an adult, but the picture illustration helps solidify the concept in the mind of a child.
Flashcards use the number characters to form vertical problems with answers on one side of each card, and regular black numbers (without the answer) form the same problem on the reverse. The number characters tend to work well for more visual children who need some type of relationship to the numbers. The number characters are the same as those found on the DVDs and in the workbooks and coloring books. Level 1 has 98 cards, level 2 and 3 have 72 cards each and they measure 5.25x3.5".
We have this graded for children in 1st through 3rd, but the visual aspect appeals to even younger children - you could begin with the flashcards and DVDs as young as 2 or 3 years old. Children at that age may not have the fine motor skills to do the workbooks and coloring books. Get started laying your math foundation with this family of lovable number characters. Children will grow to recognize them and look forward to their math time. ~ Donna
These have been a complete game changer in learning multiplication and division facts for my kids. I wish I had had them when I was struggling through this with my older kids. I cannot believe that a different set of flashcards could make such a big difference, but these have been the secret sauce for us, and I’ve tried sooooo many methods unsuccessfully trying to get my kids to proficiency with math facts. When my oldest was in early elementary school, I bought flashcards that were super frustrating. They did not contain complete sets for each table – for example they had a card for 3x4, but not 4x3, so if I needed to drill 4’s I had to shuffle through all the cards to compile a complete set. This was so aggravating that I tossed them and made my own flashcards from index cards. I’ve used those homemade cards for years with voluminous tears and minimal progress. I’ve tried drill workbooks, wrap-ups, manipulatives, music CD’s with the fact tables set to music, computer apps (a massive failure that led to nothing but covert, time-wasting web surfing), and other methods I can’t remember anymore. My two oldest finally had to just move on to algebra without ever really mastering their fact tables. (BTW, my oldest now has a strong A in AP Calculus, so failing to master the fact tables is not the disaster some would tell you it is. Still, I wish I could have sent her on with this skill under her belt.) About a month ago, I started using these flashcards from Meet the Math Facts with my younger kids, and they’ve worked, quickly, and astoundingly with no tears or pushback. I really can’t explain it, but they’ve worked. I do see some positive points about them. They are completely opaque, so kids cannot see the answer through the cards as they are drilling. They are very clearly printed with dark block numbers, so there’s no distraction at all of working to just read the numbers. They are cleanly printed and visually appealing, with blue borders that I think are somehow calming. The side with the answer has colorful pictures incorporated into the numbers, which seem to help my kids. They have a slick surface texture and are well-sized to make it easy for me to flip them. (Before I started homeschooling, I never would have guessed how much hand, wrist, and arm fatigue can result from flashcard flipping!) Like I said, I really am astonished that a different box of flashcards could be a game changer, but these have been for me, and I wanted to share the information in case it can help someone else.
over 3 years ago