## Whiz Quiz

Fact practice is so important in math. The mastery of basic facts can sometimes determine a child success in math. A basic fact is defined as 2 single digit numbers being put together or taken apart by one of the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Some examples are:

3 + 4=7

8 - 6=2

2 x 7=14

Every day your child will take a Whiz Quiz: a strip of paper with 20 problems related to one set of facts (2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, 6's, 7's, 8's, or 9's). If they pass, they get to move on to the next set of facts. If they don't, they have to write what is circled 5 times each for homework.

1. Each child starts at addition and continues until they master division.

2. Each child will move at his or her own pace.

3. When a child masters the 9's facts for an operation, they must

master a 100 problem test in 7 minutes to move on to the next operation.

4. When a child finishes with division, they will start over with addition in

order to keep practicing.

5. If your child chooses not or is unable to complete the Whiz Quiz

homework of 5 times each beacuase the are not "Putting First Things

First", they will have to practice at recess.

6. If your child continually does not do their Whiz Quiz practice for

homework, they will fall further and further behind. In the past, the

children who passed all of their facts are the same children who not

only pass the CRCT in math but exceed it. To accomplish this we must

"Begin with the End in Mind".

Some examples are:

3 + 4=7

8 - 6=2

2 x 7=14

Every day your child will take a Whiz Quiz: a strip of paper with 20 problems related to one set of facts (2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, 6's, 7's, 8's, or 9's). If they pass, they get to move on to the next set of facts. If they don't, they have to write what is circled 5 times each for homework.

__Be a Whiz at Whiz Quiz (Things you should know)__1. Each child starts at addition and continues until they master division.

2. Each child will move at his or her own pace.

3. When a child masters the 9's facts for an operation, they must

master a 100 problem test in 7 minutes to move on to the next operation.

4. When a child finishes with division, they will start over with addition in

order to keep practicing.

5. If your child chooses not or is unable to complete the Whiz Quiz

homework of 5 times each beacuase the are not "Putting First Things

First", they will have to practice at recess.

6. If your child continually does not do their Whiz Quiz practice for

homework, they will fall further and further behind. In the past, the

children who passed all of their facts are the same children who not

only pass the CRCT in math but exceed it. To accomplish this we must

"Begin with the End in Mind".