At Success Academy, we believe that mastering math facts is the first step to a student’s long-term success in math. When kids learn their math facts “in a snap,” they don’t have to waste their brain power on basic calculations and can solve challenging problems with increased confidence and ease. Ultimately, math facts help kids gain building blocks to the analytical problem-solving skills they need to analyze and answer questions about the world around them.
Parents are essential pieces of the learning puzzle. When teachers and parents work together, kids can learn their math facts faster. To kick off 2024, we’re going to spend the next few weeks highlighting how strong teacher-parent partnerships can put kids on a path to math excellence. We’ll share some of our favorite tips and resources from Success Academy educators and hope that you’ll give them a try in your classroom!
Check out our first round of resources below, and stay tuned for the next round coming soon!
Math Facts 101
In order to invest parents in the importance of math facts, it’s important that you can speak clearly and confidently about why kids need to master them. To help get the conversation started, watch this video explaining why we think math facts matter!
Family Email Template
Routine communication between teachers and parents is essential. When teachers keep parents in the loop about students’ progress, parents can better support their kids’ at-home practice. Take a look at this parent email template, which is full of empowering tips on how to seamlessly build a nightly math facts routine. It’s helpful to remind parents that integrating time at home for learning can be short and sweet, and consistency is key. We recommend that you make a copy and send it at the start of your next math facts unit!