Rocket Math worksheets are a great way to teach math facts to children of all ages – starting as early as Kindergarten when students begin learning how to read and write numbers. The Rocket Math Universal Worksheet Program is designed for daily practice in order to build a solid foundation of basic math skills.
Our Universal Worksheet Program follows a simple structure and routine to help students progress at an appropriate rate throughout their different grade levels. Throughout the sequence, students learn all of the building blocks necessary to succeed throughout elementary and middle school.
If you have students that are behind for their grade level, our worksheet program makes it easy for you to revisit previous lessons that will reinforce the concepts that are necessary to move forward. Likewise, there are plenty of supplemental worksheets within the program to keep advanced students engaged.
Kindergarten Math Worksheets
The first math-related goal for Kindergarteners should be to learn how to write numerals. It is important for children to learn the most efficient way to write numerals. Think about it – how do you write the number eight? Where does your pen begin on the page?
Believe it or not, this is something that is learned and becomes second nature. This skill is important to develop early on as the first building block to learning math.
Rocket Writing for Numerals is a 72-page program for students to learn how to write the numerals efficiently. It proceeds from how to write numerals and goes until they can write 40 digits in a minute. It is part of the Rocket Math Universal Worksheet Program and is designed to be practiced on a daily basis.
1st Grade Math Worksheets
If children in first grade cannot write numerals legibly and efficiently, they should begin the year with Rocket Writing for Numerals. Once they understand the concept of addition, first graders are ready to begin memorizing addition facts.
The Rocket Math Worksheet Program includes Addition 1s through 9s. Students work through 26 levels (A to Z) learning two facts and their reverses on each level. They practice orally for 2 minutes with a partner who corrects any hesitations or errors.
Alternatively, once students have learned the concepts for both addition and subtraction, they can begin to learn Fact Families. Our Fact Families 1 to 10 Add and Subtract worksheet program begins teaching fact families. Set D of this worksheet to the right is an example, teaching four related math facts such as 3+2, 2+3, 5-2, and 5-3.
Common Core suggests that students be fluent with addition facts up to 20, such as 13+6=19. Personally, I think if a student knows 3+6=9, they don’t need to practice 13+6. However, Rocket Math has made available a program for these facts, Add to 20 in the Universal subscription.
Rocket Math makes it easy for teachers, as the consistent structure provides an easy daily routine for students in all programs and levels. Because the Rocket Math Worksheet program follows a sequence and routine, it is easy for students to continue working together even when studying different programs or levels.
2nd Grade Math Worksheets
Upon starting second grade, students should have mastered all of their addition facts, or fact families 1 to 10. If they have not mastered those facts, you should begin with the first-grade worksheets (Addition 1s through 9s/Fact Families 1 to 10 Add and Subtract) until they are ready to move forward.
The goal for second graders is to learn subtraction (and addition facts) by the end of the year. Rocket Math has a Worksheet Program for Subtraction 1s through 9s that is perfect for second grade. If students master the subtraction facts through practicing with Rocket Math they will be able to learn the lessons of re-grouping, a.k.a “borrowing”, much more easily.
If students have been using the Fact Families Program, it is best to continue using that sequence. Second graders should be ready for Fact Families 11 to 18 Add & Subtract. The last ten levels of this program review all the fact families so that students will be quite solid in their mastery by the time they reach Level Z.
For second-grade students who have mastered addition and subtraction facts, skip counting is a great next step. Skip counting is easy and fun for students while preparing them for multiplication in third grade.
Rocket Math’s Skip Counting program is a uniquely designed worksheet. When students are practicing together, the checker has to rotate the paper to keep up as the other is quickly skip counting.
Because of that, students especially enjoy this worksheet. Not to mention, the design incorporated playful Rocket graphics, which causes it to resemble a game rather than a math worksheet!
Common Core suggests that students be fluent with subtraction facts up to 20, such as 19-6=13. Personally, I think if a student knows 9-6=3, they don’t need to practice 19-6. However, Rocket Math has made available a program, Subtract from 20, so students can practice these facts.
3rd Grade Math Worksheets
The priority for third grade is to learn multiplication. Textbooks begin teaching the concept of multiplication from very early in 3rd grade. Your goal should be to introduce multiplication facts by the time the textbook is giving students multiplication problems to solve.
Using the Rocket Math Skip Counting worksheet can help ease students into learning multiplication facts. If possible the Skip Counting worksheet should be used before students are asked to start performing a lot of multiplication.
The first step to successfully teaching multiplication facts is teaching memorization. The Rocket Math Multiplication 1s to 9s is designed to build strong multiplication fact fluency and recall. This technique avoids the problem of students having to look up facts in times tables, over and over again.
Achieving mastery in multiplication facts is the only way for students to keep up in math throughout elementary and middle school. Even if students come to you without having a solid foundation of addition and subtraction, it is crucial that you teach mastery in multiplication.
For quick-learning students, who get through Multiplication 1s through 9s before the end of the year, a good supplemental Worksheet Program is Multiplication 10s, 11s, 12s. Building upon the facts from Multiplication 1s to 9s, students progress easily through this next set of facts. And of course, students consider it a badge of honor to be members of the “tens, elevens, and twelves” club!
4th Grade Math Worksheets
By the end of fourth grade, students should have learned all four basic operations of math facts. Fourth graders should be using then Division 1s through 9s worksheet to learn division facts.
While division facts are derived from multiplication, it is very valuable for students to explicitly learn the division facts. Long division comes much easier for students who have learned division facts.
For students who get all the way through Level Z in basic division, there is a supplemental program: Division 10s, 11s, 12s. It builds upon and reviews facts from Division 1s to 9s while keeping learning fun for students who work faster.
Math Worksheets for 5th grade and up
Students who have been learning math facts since kindergarten have built a great foundation by the time they reach fifth grade. Unfortunately, this is not the case for many students, which makes it difficult for teachers to create lessons suitable for everyone’s level.
Rocket Math provides an easy solution for these teachers. Simply take ten minutes a day utilizing the worksheet program to teach the four basic operations. While these students are catching up, the remaining students can do Rocket Math as well!
We offer five programs that teach more advanced math skills that follow the same structure and routine. Each one of these five different programs includes video lessons that teach students both how to use the program and how to do the skill that is being introduced.
1) Equivalent Fractions
- Teaches 100 fractions and what they are equivalent to.
- Shows how to find all the factors of a number, quickly and reliably.
3) Learning to Add Integers (positive and negative numbers)
- Uses a vertical number line to teach these problems.
4) Learning to Subtract Integers (positive and negative numbers)
- Uses the vertical number line to show how these work.
5) Mixed Integers (adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers)
- Uses the same vertical number lines but now mixes the 8 types of problems together.
Rocket Math’s goal is to make learning fun for everyone – students and teachers. By following the worksheet program, even students who have struggled in the past can begin gaining confidence in their math skills.
With the right tools, students can enjoy learning math and teachers can relax knowing that a strong foundation is being built. Our FAQs page for Teacher Instructions and How to Implement the Worksheet program can help answer any questions you might have.