Anyone who teaches will know how important number facts are to success in mathematics. Gosh, all I can remember about my own primary school years is reciting my "tables" - and you know what? I think I am a pretty good mathematician as a result.
When I am relief teaching around the district I am disappointed at the standard of basic mathematical knowledge, in particular number facts.
I am amazed really because they are relatively easy to teach. So I do something about it.
Try this teaching tip and use these number grids for addition work. They can be easily adapted to any number concept you wish to tackle.
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I would make this an integral part of your relief teaching repertoire.