Help students master basic facts by posting a Fact of the Day or Fact of the Week conspicuously in the classroom. Some teachers post a fact by the clock or on the front wall where students will see the fact several times throughout the day. Stop periodically for a choral recitation of this fact. Students look at the fact and recite it slowly three times. Then students close their eyes and recite the fact from memory 3 times and/or write it on white boards 3 times.
To start slowly or for particularly troublesome basic facts, use a Fact of the Week and follow the same posting and choral recitation procedures.
Download the Fact of the Day/Fact of the Week template. Laminate the template or place in a clear sheet protector for easy reuse.