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Free Multiplication Flashcards Available For Giles 4th Graders
Posted on October 02, 2012
– Homework Hotline and local SONIC Drive-Ins are teaming up to get FREE multiplication flashcard sets to 30,000 Tennessee children.
Fewer than one-third of Nashville students can do math at their grade level. On the TCAP exam, only 33 percent of Davidson County students in grades K-8 are proficient or advanced in math. Statewide in Tennessee the numbers are not much better. Only 41 percent of children can do the math. Why does this matter? Math skills are cumulative. If you don’t learn addition, you never understand subtraction. Multiplication leads to division. Multiplication is vital to understanding fractions, figuring area, reading a ruler, measuring for cooking. Students who cannot do multiplication can’t pass algebra or geometry. If they fail math they cannot graduate.
Homework Hotline and the local SONIC Drive-Ins are leaping into action. SONIC is giving FREE multiplication flashcard sets to 30,000 Tennessee children.
Local area SONIC Drive-Ins supplied 30,000 sets of colorful and fun flash cards and Homework Hotline is distributing them to school districts across middle Tennessee. Cards will go to fourth graders in: Metro Nashville Public Schools, Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, DeKalb, Dickson, Fentress, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Hickman, Humphreys, Lewis, Macon, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery (Clarksville), Moore, Overton, Perry, Putnam, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, Warren, White, Williamson, and Wilson County Schools, and the Franklin and Murfreesboro City Schools.
“SONIC Drive-In is committed to helping the schools and students in the neighborhoods where we operate,” said Paul Raynor, SONIC Drive-In Nashville Co-op franchisee and president. “This partnership allows us to thank our loyal customers and generously give back to the community.”
SONIC strongly supports public education. Local franchise owners give more than $100,000 in scholarships annually, provide community fund raising programs at no cost to schools, offer free incentives for good attendance and good grades, and have sponsored Homework Hotline for seven years.
Nationally, SONIC partners with DonorsChoose.org for Limeades for Learning®, a cause initiative that gives consumers the power to direct more than half a million dollars to U.S. public school teachers to help provide classroom materials and inspire learning. SONIC has donated more than $2 million to funding teachers’ projects since the debut of the campaign in 2009. Since 2009, SONIC has funded more than 180 projects through Limeades for Learning® to Tennessee public schools.
Sept. 24 kicks off the fourth year of Limeades for Learning and consumers can vote three ways for classroom projects at . If 4 million votes are cast by Oct. 29, SONIC will unlock an additional $100,000 to fund more projects and all voters will receive a free medium Cherry Limeade.
“We love SONIC Drive-In and applaud them for their commitment to help area students,” says Wendy Kurland, Homework Hotline director says. “Students need tools to succeed. Sometimes this means supplies or books, more often it means learning the basics like reading and multiplication tables. Without these foundational skills, students cannot advance to harder work like Algebra or geometry.”
This year, the cards are better and brighter than ever. The decks include all the multiplication facts from 1 – 12 carefully color coded to help with retention, a mini-ruler in metric and inches, a chart of volumes and measurement (cups in a quart, inches in a yard, feet in a mile) and metric conversion.”
“There are also cards about the order of operations, least common multiple, greatest common factor, adding fractions, equivalent fractions, and many other things you’ve forgotten how to do. If all that wasn’t sweet enough, the cards are decorated with all the adorable SONIC Drive-In cartoon characters.”
She also reminds students to look carefully and they’ll find a coupon for a free ice cream cone tucked inside.
Students need the tools to succeed. Sometimes this means supplies or books, more often it means learning the basics like reading and the multiplication tables. Without these foundational skills, students cannot advance to harder work like Algebra or geometry.