Basic Fact Help

Table of Contents

Problem Type

There are 13 problem types:

  1. Add
  2. Subtract
  3. Multiply
  4. Divide
  5. Add / Subtract
  6. Multiply / Divide
  7. Add / Subtract / Multiply / Divide
  8. Mixed
  9. Add (Missing Number)
  10. Subtract (Missing Number)
  11. Multiply (Missing Number)
  12. Divide (Missing Number)
  13. Greater / Less Than

The first seven types are self-explanatory. The Mixed type allows a fact sheet to be created which contains a mixture of the basic arithmetic types. The Missing Number types will result in one of the problem numbers missing, but with the answer included. Lastly, a Greater / Less Than problem allows a student to determine the greater/less than relationship between two numbers.

Text Size

The text size that is used to create a fact sheet can be changed to allow more or less problems per page. By selecting a smaller size, more problems can normally be presented horizontally as well as vertically.


The following are options for generating worksheets.

Division Answers

When selecting the problem type Division, you may select how to present the answers when creating an answer sheet. Selecting "Normal" will automatically show each answer up to five decimal places. Selecting "Whole" guarantees that each division problem will result in a whole number. The third choice, "Two-decimal rounding" will generate all answers with a rounded two-decimal answer. This option is only active when generating a Division (and Missing Number) or Mixed problem type.

Number Ranges

Creating a fact sheet problem requires the generation of random values (number1, number2). In order to do this, a numeric "range" is specified so that individual number values will be generated for each problem. There are three diffent ways to specify a range:

Answer Range

This optional input field allows you to limit the range of your answers. You can only use the Number Range or List Range range formats as described in the Number Ranges section. Be careful to only use answer ranges that make sense for your problem ranges. For example, don't create positive addition facts and then input a negative answer range. Failure to input valid answer ranges will result in an error message.

Row Layout

The row layout allows you to specify how many rows and how many problems per row to create when generating a fact sheet. Both the row count and the problems per row values must be in the range 1-25. Depending on the font size selected, a standard 8x11 sheet of paper contains 6 rows of 5 problems each.


For each set of options you select on the build page, you will get the same problems each time you click the Generate button. If you are not satisfied with the problems generated for you, then you can click the Reshuffle button. Once you click Reshuffle, you can re-click the Generate button to generate a new set of problems. There is no limit to the number of times you can reshuffle your problems.