I have had a lot of parents asking me about how to review basic facts with their children. In my classroom I use a variety of strategies from the traditional flash card method, to mad minutes, to dice and card games, to online games.

Many students still find drill an effective way of learning their basic facts. Other students find more untraditional methods work better for them. Dice games, card games, oral review, computer games…so many choices. Regular review is crucial and now more than ever before there are many resources available to help get this review done!

One of my favourite resources is the website **engagingstudents.blackgold.ca** that my district has made available for students and parents (and teachers). This site is rich with resources not only in the area of mathematics, but all other subject areas as well. It is well organzied by Division, Grade, and Curriculum Strands and Concepts. Check it out if you haven’t yet had the chance to.

Some other sites to visit include:

* Free Printable Traditional Math Flash Cards*: (Addition/Subtraction/Multiplication/Division)

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/math/subtraction/flashcards/

http://www.factmonster.com/math/flashcards-explained.html

http://www.memory-improvement-tips.com/printable-math-flash-cards.html

http://www.math4childrenplus.com/

*Subtraction Flash Cards:*

http://www.k5learning.com/sites/all/files/subtraction-entire-set.pdf

http://www.math-salamanders.com/free-math-flashcards.html

* Games*:

http://engagingstudents.blackgold.ca/

http://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_Index.html

http://classroom.jc-schools.net/basic/mathasmd.html

Hoping everyone has a wonderful March!