Seven levels, 267 pages organized in an intuitive step wise manner
Over 50 easy-to-follow lesson plans
Multiple thinking strategies provided for each set of facts
Modeling with groups of stars, number line, arrays, ten-frames, and clocks
Student exercise sheets including Wacky Webs, Zany Tables, Cool Loops, Secret Messages, Jelly Bean challenges, Line Designs, and more
Challenge Facts, Power Facts, Partner Bingo, tic-tac-toe game, and assessment tools for each level
The Thinking Strategies program provides a comprehensive approach for teaching basic facts. It is designed based on three key principles.
Chunking and ordering facts. Each level focuses on a specific fact or grouping of facts. The grouping and the ordering of the levels was chosen to enable students to learn the basic facts most efficiently and easily.
Thinking Strategies. Multiple strategies are presented for each fact and often include models. Students are encouraged to use as many strategies as possible to complete the facts.
Practice. Many different/fun practice opportunities are provided to allow students to reach mastery of the basic facts
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