Or hand out a sheet of empty gift tags to each student and let the students make their own basic fact cards.
Each student can choose the basic facts or math problems he or she needs to review the most.
Download the patterns from our website.
Print the gift tags onto cardboard or card stock, if you wish.
Students can print the answers on the back of the tags.
You can show your students how to make their own electronic flashcards using Powerpoint, Google Slides or Keynote on their computers and then bring the flashcards up on their desktop for review each day.
If you have computers in your room, let your students create slides so the first slide has the problem and the next one shows the solution.
Continue until they have covered the facts you'd like your students to practice. Then have them use the slides as electronic flashcards for bell work or math warm-ups at the beginning of your class.
Divide the students into pairs, with each pair on a computer or sharing a tablet. Have them scroll through the slides. Let one student in each pair read the problem when it appears.
Have the other student try to solve the problem before showing the next slide. Show the slide. Let each student try to increase the correct number of problems he can solve out of 20 (or within a certain time period).
A comprehensive website for creating flashcards for all subjects is www.quizlet.com. Make your own math flashcards or use the existing ones already on the site. (Search for addition, subtraction, multiplication or fact families to find more.)
Then you can add a link for your students to visit your own teacher page.
Once on your page, your students can create their own math flashcards or practice with those cards you've already placed on your page for them.
Your students can also choose from several games to review the flashcards individually or as teams. The game pictured on the left takes the flashcards and scatter problems and their answers across the desktop.
The student tries to drag the problem and correct answer on top of each other as quickly as possible.
When the clock runs out, the student tries to beat his/her personal best time for the next round.
Lakeshore Learning has a flashcard template you can use to print paper flashcards for your students to use for additional practice.
You or your students type in the problems in the lefthand column and the answers in the righthand column, print the cards, cut them out, and fold them on the broken lines to make flashcards.
(See the sample on the right.)
Flashcard template from Lakeshore Learning
Math Aids has a variety of flashcard templates you can customize (4 cards per page, 2 per page, addition to number 10, etc.) for your students.
You can also choose from telling time, identifying U.S. coins or bills, roman numerals, shapes, and recognizing numbers, as well as problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. These flashcards are especially recommended for Kindergarten through third grade students.
Math Fact Cafe has electronic flashcards and math fact sheets by grade level for Grades 1-4. These flashcards cover addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. You can choose to add or subtract zero, ones, twos, nines, or a mix of number being right or wrong. In this mode, after each answer is typed iners.
You can choose to show confirmation of the answ, the student gets feedback such as "good," "excellent," or "bummer."
After completing 20 problems, the flashcards are all shown and the ones missed are highlighted in red. The student can see the correct answers by scrolling over the red flashcards. The total correct cards and the percentage correct are shown.
Scholastic has an electronic flashcard maker that lets your students type in problems and calculate answers to make flashcards. When they're done, students can test themselves using the flashcards they've created.
They can also print the cards or edit the cards, if they find any mistakes.
Flashcardlet (from Quizlet) is a free flashcard app with math problems (and other subject areas). If you're using a smart phone or tablet, you can also create your own. Flashcardlet gives students an easy way to study on their iPhone, iPad or iPod. Flashcardlet also allows you to search for and study Quizlet.com flashcards.
Flashcardlet can be used on a tablet or smartphone