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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Drill, Baby, Drill!

We have spent a week setting aside our usual Math U See assignments and focusing on drilling math facts. I use drill sheets from this website. Drilling math facts with timed tests isn't rocket science, but it is very satisfying to see marked improvement in just three days of focused drilling! My third graders cut their time in half on one drill sheet, and shaved a third of their time off another. Not only that, they were accurate on 100% of the facts on the third day.

My goal is to master the multiplication facts and right now we are doing full sheets of 100 facts of just one set (multiplying times 2 and times 5). Meanwhile, Lane is drilling his addition facts. He's just getting started on addition facts, but after the first day of a very painful (for both of us) time with a sheet of "plus ones" he zipped through it with confidence on the third day of drills.

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