How can I help my child memorize addition facts?
Addition facts can be memorized with daily practice. Once your child understands numbers and counting, they can begin to combine numbers into simple addition equations. Begin with groups of small numbers such as all of the addition facts that are plus one. For example; 1 + 1 = 2, 2 + 1 = 3, 3 + 1 = 4. 4 + 1 = 5. You can show students the commutative property of addition so that once they have memorized 2 + 5 = 6 they have also memorized that 5 + 2 = 6. This builds confidence as they progress to facts that can be more difficult to learn. The daily use of flash cards and addition tables will reinforce the facts they have already learned and help them progress to more difficult numbers.