What do students learn?
These are the basic single digit Addition facts 0 through 9s. Each of the 26 levels, A through Z, introduces two facts and their reverses. You can see in the picture above of Set B, we have outlined the new facts in red. Student should already know how to add with fingers or pictures or manipulatives before beginning to memorize these facts. See the Beginning Numbers and the Conceptual Addition Learning Tracks if you’re not sure. Students should also be able to write numbers quickly and easily. If not they need the Rocket Writing for Numerals Learning Track to learn how.
How do students learn?
Students practice orally with a partner. They read and answer the facts going around the outside of the sheet. The partner has the answer key. Then the two students switch roles. After practice everyone takes a one-minute test on the facts in the box. The test includes only the facts learned up to this level. Each student has individual goals based on writing speed. Students cannot pass a level if there are any errors. Give the special Writing Speed Test to set individual goals for your students.
Students should be able to pass a level in a week, if they practice the right way. Below you can see the sequence of facts that will be learned in the Addition 1s-9s program. The program uses the four forms–that can be found in the forms and information drawer.
The most succinct way to be introduced to this program is this 8-minute video.