Today’s educational landscape seems to value “fast facts” and timed tests, but how effective are these practices? Consider these two scenarios:
Welcome back to Part 2 of Abacus Fun!
Blocks are an essential part of any early childhood experience, whether in a classroom or at home.
Multiplicative is a really hard word to say! It sounds super fancy and impressive, but in reality, if you understand how to do additive comparison problems, multiplicative problems are a snap!
In this post, we move from just talking about math problems like we were doing in Kindergarten, into the 1st grade classroom where kids are able to answer a variety of part/whole problems.
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??
Do you struggle with helping students learn those multiplication facts? Are you looking for solid strategies to use in your classroom?
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.