Target Minuend: Mastering Basic Subtraction Facts Program
Do you have students that need to master their basic subtraction facts? We have outlined a simple-to-use program using creative hands-on games through Learning Link videos to increase accuracy and speed for minuends up to 20. The goal of Learning Link by Connected Class is to create partnerships between the classroom and home environment. You can use the videos in the classroom and then send them home to families for additional practice with our easy-to-use platform. This program allows you to differentiate based on need and focus on specific minuends to increase math fluency.
The Target Minuend Program comes with all the forms, quizzes, answer sheets, and parent communication you need to be successful. (All resources are linked below in the Materials Provided section.) It is fast and easy for the busy educator to use and generally takes only 10 minutes a week of instructional time. It begins by giving students a pre-assessment inventory to determine the minuend each student needs to focus on first. You will determine the path each student will take and track their progress using the Mastering Subtraction Inventory Record Sheet. Every Monday the students will take a one-minute quiz (Form A) based on their individual needs and track their own progress. They will have a week to master that minuend by playing the Target Minuend Learning Link game at home with their family for at least five minutes a night. The parents will initial each week the amount of time their child played. On Friday, students will take the one-minute quiz (Form B) and track their performance. If they pass, the following week they will focus on the next target minuend. Once students have mastered minuends up to 20, they will take the post-assessment inventory and compare it to their pre-assessment. If they have obtained accuracy but their speed needs to increase, then there is an extension program outlined below with support forms and additional assessments. Students will earn a certificate once they master all their basic subtraction facts. This program length will vary in weeks needed based on individual student performance. This program can be embedded in your daily math block or center time. If you have accelerated students, challenge them with additional Learning Link videos at their academic level.
Below we mapped out the details of the program along with links to all the resources you will need. Note: We have provided the numbers 11 through 20 playing cards as a printable document for students to use.