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Dec
21

The Facts About Mastering Facts in Singapore Math

There’s one skill that most elementary teachers agree must be mastered in order for students to “go deeper” or work at a higher level and that’s fact fluency. The memorization of multiplication facts has become a prime example of why math standards in the U.S. have grown very wide and not so deep. Third grade… Continue reading »

Oct
18

“Jumping Calculator” Build Muscles & Brain Cells in Math Class

To know math facts with automaticity and accuracy, students must be able to recall an answer without thinking twice. In fact, a true recall is a smooth as looking at someone’s face and knowing their name immediately. It takes practice and without that, you see kids counting up, guessing, and fatefully stalling out in math.… Continue reading »