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The Impact Of Weekly Math Tests And Strategy Instruction On Math Fluency, Anna Garnaas-Halvorson May 2014

The Impact Of Weekly Math Tests And Strategy Instruction On Math Fluency, Anna Garnaas-Halvorson

Masters of Arts in Education Action Research Papers

Abstract A significant number of students enter the Elementary II years (Grades 4-6) without basic math fact fluency skills. This means teachers feel they need to revisit these skills and re-teach. This study tackles this concern by exploring the question of whether weekly math fact tests paired with teaching math strategies and individual goal-setting will have an effect on children’s ability to recall basic math facts accurately and efficiently. The study was performed in an Elementary I public Montessori classroom for grades one through three. The classroom community consisted of 25 students with varying strengths and abilities. Nine of ...