Friday, September 30, 2011

Welcome and Introduction

Welcome to a New FactsWise Resource!

Welcome to our brand new FactsWise Blog -- designed to share strategies for building number sense and basic facts fluency for both addition/subtraction and multiplication/division!

You'll have access to a variety of resources here, including:

  1)  Weekly posts that will include images, video clips, games, and strategies to help you build a dynamic and engaging basic facts program

  2)  Pages that you can reference at any time for every FactsWise goal that will give you immediate access to the concrete-representation-abstract whole-class activities, as well as games and practice activities for small group and individual use.

I'm also looking forward to hearing from you -- what's working well, what you've developed to share with other teachers, and what challenges you'd like help with. 

If you'd like to know whenever I write a new FactsWise post, you can enter your e-mail address at the bottom of this screen. 

And finally, if you are looking for a FactsWise resource, I've posted the most current version of most FactsWise resources online.  When you get to this site, you should be able to download individual files or entire folders without charge -- you can just say no to any request to subscribe.  

Thanks for all that you do for students!

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