# What are Number Facts?

Number facts are simple addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, sometimes referred to as number bonds.

Children learn these basic facts between the ages of 4 and 10. Throughout their primary school experience, they will be taught these key facts and encouraged to practice and memorize them until they can be recalled instantly with little working out.

Why are Number Facts Important?

Number facts are essential for your child to learn because they form the building blocks for higher-level Maths skills.

Adding and subtracting large numbers, long multiplication, and division, telling the time, and counting money are all concepts of Maths that children will encounter early on in their life. Therefore, if they have mastered number facts, they will find it easier to solve problems more quickly and understand the relationship between numbers, like 4-2=2 because of 2+2=4.

Top Tips for Teaching Number Facts in the Classroom

Teach a limited number of facts at a time

If students have too much to remember at once, they won’t be able to recognize the answers.

Add more facts after the previous ones have been mastered

You can add two or three more when a student learns a set of points.

Make practice cumulative

Structure the teaching in a way that introduces new facts and previously mastered information.

Memorize facts to create a verbal chain

Students should practice by saying the answer aloud. This way, students can memorize a verbal chain in which they visualize and hear the solution to the equation.

Keep practice sessions short

It’s hard for students to focus for more than 4 minutes. So spread the sessions throughout the day.