Six levels, 247 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 ten-frames, cube-trains, and dominos
Student exercise sheets including Ten-Frame Rallies, Match-Ups, Wacky Webs, Number Designs, Secret Messages, and more
Challenge Facts, Power Facts, Partner Bingo, playing cards 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 ordering of the levels was chosen purposefully 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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