Are the practice facts going around the outside different from the test?
The practice facts around the outside of sheets are designed to provide practice which is concentrated on the most recently introduced facts. This is smart and makes sense, right? Learners need more practice on the newer material. This practice should take place for about two to three minutes for each student.
The first four facts on the top row of the outside practice area are the four “new” facts that are being introduced on this page. Students should be able to figure out the correct answer to the “new” facts before beginning practice. Tell students, “If you have a new sheet today, before you begin practice you MUST figure out the answer to the four facts at the top of the page!” The practice facts function the same way as practice with flashcards.