Guest Post by Jana Hazekamp, Math Educational Consultant & Coach
Ever get confused by all the strategies out there for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division? What if there were a fun, friendly, character that you could associate with each strategy to help you keep them straight??
Fact fluency still matters, but timed tests often do more harm than good, despite the teacher’s best intentions. Instead of resulting in the development of mathematical fluency for students, timed tests usually result in student anxiety. It’s time for educators to give timed tests a time out.