Automatic Response to Number Facts

This term our OFI (Opportunity for Improvement) is in maths.

Our goal is to improve our automatic response in all number facts.

We have a few incentives in place.


Check your progress against your name. Each time you are tested for automatic response  you will receive a smiley face to indicate that you have mastered that fact family.

Remember the various number facts that you need to know from each particular fact family.



8 divided by 4=2

8 divided by 2=4

1/2 of 8=4

1/4 of 8=2

2. Mastery Cards from VistaPrint

Once you have your sticker you have earned a mastery card. Paste this into your diary and start a collection. Note the date. Be proud of yourself!.

Earn your mastery card by lots of practise!






3. Practise your number facts at home.

Mathletics times tables ‘toons’ are fun.
You will find them on your login page. Just click on the tab.







Here is another old favourite that you can play at home. You will have fun and improve your number facts at the same time.

MathsBlox Click on the link. Skip the ads.

You can compete against yourself…or others.









Leave a comment about your best way to learn your number facts. It will help others.

Learn Your Tables is another great interactive way to practise at home.

Practise daily.

Here is one for a bit of fun!






Fruit ShootA little bit of fun! is addictive!

Baseball Multiplication

Mrs Lynch found that Mr. Salisha’s Gr 3/4 class in Connecticut, USA, is learning about multiplication this week.
They are playing a game called ‘Baseball Multiplication’. To play the game you need a game board, some game pieces and dice.
The ‘pitcher’ rolls the dice and the batter has to multiply the numbers. If they get the answer wrong it’s an out. If they get the answer right, the game board tells you if it’s an out, a single, double, triple or home run.
Here is the multiplication recording sheet for Baseball Multiplication:
Baseball Multiplication Record Sheet-IMG_0004


It’s a simple game to play and it adds excitement to practising our number facts. We’ll use arrays and tables grids until we improve our automatic response.





 You can modify the game by playing with a six-sided dice and a twelve-sided dice, or two twelve-sided dice for higher multiplication facts.
Here are the scoring sheets for different dice, and directions for the game: Modified Scoring Sheet







 Thank you for sharing this game,  Mr Salish.