# Mental Addition (1-12) Home Activites

#### OVERVIEW & PURPOSE

Week 7 of the 1st Grade CountFast program focuses on using repetition and quick calculation to create long-term memory of simple addition equations. This module includes equations to solve each day, with an emphasis on recording how long it takes each day to solve those equations correctly. Â Spend 15 minutes each day on one of the activities listed in this module. Â Card decks should go home with students each day for additional practice with a parent at home. Each week, a new deck is introduced and the previous deck is for the student to keep at home for continued practice.

#### EDUCATION STANDARDS

1. NCTM Standard: develop fluency with basic number combinations for addition and subtraction
2. NCTM Standard: understand the effects of adding and subtracting whole numbers
3. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.OA.C.6 Â Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10.

#### OBJECTIVES

1. Develop fluency in solving simple addition equations.
DAYS 1 through 5:

Each day this week, we will practice quickly solving a series of ten addition problems. Â In this deck, your child will work with the following cards each day:

Day 1 â€“ Yellow cards

Day 2 â€“ Blue cards

Day 3 â€“ Pink cards

Day 4 â€“ Green cards

Day 5 â€“ Gold cards

Each evening, use the â€˜Time Record Cardâ€™ to keep track of how many seconds it takes your child to correctly answer the 10 cards for that day. Â Play several rounds each evening and encourage your child to answer faster each round. Â You can even work with your child to make a goal of how many seconds he/she would like to solve all 50 cards (yellow, blue, pink, green, gold) by the end of the week. Â Plan a fun family reward to celebrate those improvements in speedy calculation!

**Note**

For a fun twist, allow your child to time YOU answering the problems. Â You can make it a family race or work together to set improvement goals for speed and accuracy for each family member!