Math is a favorite subject in our house. Of my four homeschool-age kids, three of them actually love doing their math lessons. Strange, I know. And while I am not a “fan” of math, I can do it well enough to get by. However, I know one thing…addition and subtraction are the basic building blocks, so we need to start there.
One thing I have learned in the last 10 years of homeschooling is that if they do not at the very least grasp the concept of addition and subtraction, everything else will just be that much more difficult. Which makes it vital that they not only grasp the concept, but I believe memorize their math facts.
After seeing our children start struggling in their math work this year, we cracked down on memorizing their math facts. We have always encouraged them to be independent in their math studies and while they could do the math, they didn’t really know it. Now after fighting us for a couple of months, they have memorized their addition and subtraction facts through and through.
In the last few weeks, we’ve seen their math scores drastically improve as well as how long it takes them to complete their work. And while speed isn’t the goal, it does help them see how far they have come since memorizing the basic math facts.
Whether your kids are just learning their addition and subtraction facts or they are reviewing them, these FREE printables are perfect to add to your homeschool.
Addition Worksheets & Games
Try these FREE Math Manipulative Worksheets for a different way to practice math!
Subtraction Worksheets & Games
Find more FREE Math Worksheets for Elementary here
Addition and Subtraction Worksheets, Games & Activities
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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank.
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