One of the math outcomes for students this year is that they are able to show recall of basic facts. For grade fours, up to 7x7 and for our grade fives up to 9x9. Since speed and accuracy of basic facts is directly linked to a person's ability to complete larger, more complex math problems, this is an important outcome that we'll be working on all year.
Today we completed the first formal assessment of these skills. Not only did each student answer 20 multiplication questions, but they also recorded the time that they spent working on these questions. The combination of speed and accuracy is the key!
Thursday I will be sending this page home, please take a look at it and consider if there is anything that you can do at home to help your child to work towards those goals of speed and accuracy. Flash cards, dice games and online games are just some ideas to start. There are some links on the blog under the math tab to help you get started as well :)
Thank you for all that you do to help support and encourage your child to grow and do their very best!!