"Are there strategies we could be using to help students learn their math facts more successfully, and with less stress and anxiety?"

Meaningful math fact instruction

No More Math Fact Frenzy explores the research about how students learn math facts most successfully. The answer? It's different than what is typical in many classrooms.

The authors understand that changing practice can be hard. With usefulness in mind, they build on what the research shows. You'll find meaningful activities that build number sense, strategies that lead to flexible thinking, and ways to create a classroom culture of fluency.

In this sample, you'll read about instructional practices commonly found in classrooms...and why they are sometimes problematic:

  • Timed fact tests
  • Weekly worksheets
  • Writing down math facts
  • Math fact games and puzzles