Bubbletime Math: Learn Addition and Subtraction
Quickly recalling addition and subtraction facts is key to success in early grade math. Bubbletime Math is a highly focused, fun math game that teaches kids first and second grade addition and subtraction facts. The game has a combined 40 levels and an unlimited number of practice problems. Using Bubbletime Math for only five to ten minutes a day will help your child memorize basic early facts and build their math confidence.
• Improves recognition of common addition and subtraction facts.
• Provides a strong foundation for more advanced elementary math.
• Builds math confidence.
• Highly focused on one skill: recognizing addition and subtraction facts.
Bubbletime Math feels and plays like a real game. It contains fun animations and interactive elements that keep kids engaged. Kids learn addition and subtraction facts by popping the bubble with the correct answer!
Download Bubbletime Math today and start improving your child’s addition and subtraction skills!
Our free companion addition and subtraction worksheets are provided to you free of charge! We suggest that you use both the Bubbletime Math app and the free worksheets in unison. We believe that traditional and digital educational tools are not in opposition to each other. In fact when used correctly and on a frequent basis, they compliment each other and provide maximum success opportunities.
Strategies for Improving Recall of Basic Addition and Subtraction Facts
Quickly recalling basic math facts is an essential part of math at all levels, but particularly important in the elementary years -- first and second grade. Building a strong foundation in early math skills is the first step in moving on to success in more advanced arithmetic. And if your child cannot quickly recall basic and common addition and subtraction math facts he or she may find it much more challenging to find success in later grades. Below we have provided some basic strategies for improving your child's recall of addition and subtraction facts:
- Understanding the meaning of addition and subtraction - Before you begin adding and subtraction activities it is important that a child understand what it means to add and subtract (take away). Without this understanding they will still be able to memorize facts but will have trouble in more advanced addition and subtraction, particularly when they get to regrouping.
- Practice, Practice, Practice - In order to be good at anything one must practice. We suggest that you practice addition and subtraction activities at least 3 times a week for 10 to 15 minutes. This is especially important in the summer months when children have a tendency to lose 2 months of grade level equivalency in math and reading (This phenomena is called 'summer learning loss'). You should also stress the importance of practice and the fact the when one begins something it may be difficult but with practice it will become easier over time.
- Use different modes of practice - Kids now days are fortunate to have various tools for learning. In all, this includes traditional tools like pencil, paper, and flash cards as well as new digital tools such as apps and video. Mixing up your activities takes the monotony out of the learning process and will help you child learn addition and subtraction facts via various learning strategies.
- Use manipulatives and tactile tools - One of the first manipulatives children use in math is their fingers. While this is helpful for learning addition and subtraction facts, once they move into two and three-digit numbers, fingers it will not be a viable alternative. So in order to help them with adding and subtracting be creative and find various tactile tools around your house! This may include beans, macaroni, nuts and bolts, legos etc. The possibilities are limitless!
- Make it fun! - Do your best to make learning math fun. Using a range of manipulatives and learning tools will help in this process. Building a strong foundation in math is an essential component in being successful in the later grades. If children learn to think of math as fun and not to be feared they will have a tremendous advantage over their peers as many students come to fear and dread math as they matriculate through school.