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Best Practice for Addressing Math Fluency for Middle-Level Elementary School Students

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4 years ago
I would like to hear from people who have or are using digital math fluency programs. Focus on basic facts recall.
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4 years ago
Quote from Colettedavis
I would like to hear from people who have or are using digital math fluency programs. Focus on basic facts recall.

FasttMath is a wonderful program.  It needs to be used with fidelity.  I prefer at least 10-15 minutes, 3 times a week.  The important factor with FasttMath is the teacher assessment and lessons to aid with issues in mathematical thinking.  The program helps all students but with my lower students I found the small group and computer aided lessons were the best way to see growth while using the program.

This year my teachers aren't using FasttMath.  They don't have the time to do it correctly.  So, I am using Sumdog.com free version.  The students use it in the lab about once every two weeks.  The teachers let them go to classroom computers at times.  But, I really push for it to be used at home.   

Last summer, I used SplashMath.  I got an email from them today for a free trial for the rest of the school year.
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4 years ago
Quote from Leah Lester
Quote from Colettedavis
I would like to hear from people who have or are using digital math fluency programs. Focus on basic facts recall.

FasttMath is a wonderful program. ?It needs to be used with fidelity. ?I prefer at least 10-15 minutes, 3 times a week. ?The important factor with FasttMath is the teacher assessment and lessons to aid with issues in mathematical thinking. ?The program helps all students but with my lower students I found the small group and computer aided lessons were the best way to see growth while using the program.

This year my teachers aren't using FasttMath. ?They don't have the time to do it correctly. ?So, I am using Sumdog.com free version. ?The students use it in the lab about once every two weeks. ?The teachers let them go to classroom computers at times. ?But, I really push for it to be used at home. ??

Last summer, I used SplashMath. ?I got an email from them today for a free trial for the rest of the school year.

Thank you so much for the tips you have shared! I am letting my colleagues know of these tips.
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11 months ago
Building on Young Children's Mathematical Thinking

https://www.teachingchannel.org/video/literature-math-dreme
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11 months ago
Bridging Content & Language: Strategies from a Dual Language Classroom

My Thinking Logs: A Literacy Practice for Math

https://www.teachingchannel.org/video/student-thinking-logs/
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6 months ago
Reflex Math is great to use for recalling math facts. It is great for any grade level.

https://www.reflexmath.com/
6 months ago
We have been using Otter Creek for several years. We take the first five minutes of class to practice basic facts. It does require a lot of paper and teacher management time, but it is the best I've used in 20 years of teaching. The key is practice at school and practice at home. Mastering math facts is a matter of practice and then the facts are second nature for future math skills. The link below is a quick youtube explanation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fzt1GE6HuGY
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