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The Big Maths Jingles!
How do these jingles help with number bonds?
In Big Maths we call a number fact that we want children to learn with instant recall (with no thinking time) a ‘Learn It’. This title is also a message with the expectation of instant recall built in; ‘Just learn it!’.
There are 36 addition facts that children need to know. These include all the 1 digit add 1digit facts from 2+2 through to 9+9 (see table below). We have made a jingle for each one to help your child have fun as they practise recalling the fact. Why not make up a dance and jiggle along to the jingle!
The 36 Addition Learn Its:
Once your child is ready, then move on to the flashcards. Show your child one side of the flashcard and asking them to shout out the answer on the back immediately. Keep a pile of the facts that your child gets right every time and a pile of the ones they still need practise with. Focus practice on just 2 or 3 from the pile that still need to be learnt, or from the specific one’s that your child’s teacher has asked them to practise next.
These are easy enough to make at home! Work together with your children to create your own flashcards! An example of how to layout the page is below (questions on the front, answers on the back!).