OVERVIEW & PURPOSE
Week 2 of the 2nd Grade CountFast program focuses on using repetition and quick calculation to solve of single-digit addition and subtraction equations. This module includes equations to solve each day, with an emphasis on improving fluency and speed with basic facts. Spend 15 minutes each day on one of the activities listed in this module. 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.
Develop fluency in quickly calculating simple single-digit addition and subtraction equations.
DAYS 1 through 5:
Each day this week, we will practice quickly solving a series of ten addition or subtraction problems. In this deck, your child will work with the following cards each day:
Day 1 – Yellow cards (addition)
Day 2 – Blue cards (addition)
Day 3 – Pink cards (subtraction)
Day 4 – Green cards (subtraction)
Day 5 – White cards (addition and subtraction)
Each evening, use the color cards for that day and time your child as he/she accurately answers all 10 cards. You can record your child’s progress on the “Time Record Cards” that are found with the blue and the green card sets of this deck. Play several rounds each evening and encourage your child to answer faster each round. 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. Plan a fun family reward to celebrate those improvements in speedy calculation!