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**Strategies that help students commit basic facts to memory include:**

- identifying the various ways in which math facts can be understood, such as “+ 1”, ”- 1”, “+ 2”, “- 2”, “+ 10”, “- 10”, “doubles”, “making 10”, “× 2 or doubling”, “× 10”, “× 5”

– Focusing on the Fundamentals of Math – A Teacher’s Guide, p.3

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