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Strategies that help students commit basic facts to memory include:

  • learning about number properties as they notice patterns in addition and multiplication – for example, as students in the primary grades realize that two numbers added backward or forward give the same sum, they learn about the commutative property of addition

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

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Recognizing and Applying Understanding of Number Properties (05:27)

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A Guide to Effective Instruction in Mathematics Gr. 1-3 Number Sense and Numeration

A Guide to Effective Instruction in Mathematics Gr. 1-3 Number Sense and Numeration

The Mathematical Territory Between Direct Modelling and Proficiency, What Works THUMBNAIL

The Mathematical Territory Between Direct Modelling and Proficiency, What Works

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A Guide to Effective Instruction in Mathematics 4-6, Number Sense and Numeration, Vol 2, Addition and Subtraction

A Guide to Effective Instruction in Mathematics 4-6, Number Sense and Numeration, Vol 4, Division THUMBNAIL

A Guide to Effective Instruction in Mathematics 4-6, Number Sense and Numeration, Vol 4, Division

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