## Building a Solid Foundation

December 18, 2009Many children are able to solve simple math facts but use inefficient strategies (counting on their fingers) to find the correct answer. Using these strategies may get them by when it is only the fact they are being asked, but it becomes more cumbersome and drains brain power when they must know their math facts in larger problems (story problems, long divisions, etc.) To help a child be more successful in Math it is important to give struggling students a solid foundation of their math facts and improve their efficiency.