Addition Facts: Sums 7 and 8
You'll notice that our addition fact skills are broken
down into small groups according to their sums (answers). This
is done to encourage mastery of a small "manageable" group before
moving onto another set of facts. Again, this is just part of
the MathKEY efficiency.
While our goal here is to have the student answer these facts from memory, this doesn't typically happen until later grades. In the meantime,
students typically need to calculate addition facts by counting objects of
some type. While counting real objects or tally marks gets the
job done, it is slow and doesn't need to be done once the
concept of addition is understood. The best way to speed up the
counting process is to count with something that the student always
has at their disposal. Fingers come in quite handy (no pun
intended) for speeding up the answering of 2 and 3 digit addition
Answer the addition facts as I point to them below.
If too much time is taken in
calculating answers, the skill should be practiced.