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### Help with Mastery of Arithmetic Facts

by William Michael -
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Dear friends,

Mastery of the basic facts of Arithmetic is an obstacle for many home-schooled students.  Memorization requires consistent study and great repetition, and these are two challenges in homeschooling.

To help with the memorization of Arithmetic facts, I recommend using what I call "Arithmetic Triangles", which are flashcards designed for the memorization of multiple facts at the same time.  Most importantly to establish in the mind a relationship between three numbers, which proves most helpful in the long run.

Students should drill with these cards daily, memorizing the facts in all directions:

• 2 plus 3 equals 5.
• 3 plus 2 equals 5.
• 5 minus 3 equals 2.
• 5 minus 2 equals 3.

By drilling in this way, the relationship between 2, 3 and 5 is established in the student's mind.

The same can be done with multiplication and division.

I will produce some video content to help with the use of these, but recommend them for immediate use by all Academy students.

God bless,
Mr. William C. Michael