Math is not about crunching numbers; true math is about pattern recognition and logic. This does not mean mastering basic calculations is not important. Learning math facts is like learning the alphabet. A child who must sound out words, syllable by syllable is not able to comprehend a reading passage. Likewise, a child who struggles to complete basic computations is not able to recognize new mathematical relationships.
There is nothing complicated about teaching your child math facts. It’s just a matter of time on task. The HEROES math facts challenge asks students to spend approximately 2 minutes per day working on math facts. It’s simple to use at home or in your classroom. Each math facts worksheet comes with an answer key.
Check your child’s answers.
If your child finished the entire sheet correctly in one minute, you can move to the next level tomorrow. Cut out the correlating GREEN award and place it on your child’s sticker chart(download here).
If your child either (1) did not finish the sheet or (2) had errors on the page, this is an appropriate starting place for your child.
If your child does not earn all three awards for a level before finishing a set of math facts, download the next week’s set for the same level. Each level has enough worksheets for 6 weeks.