Not a normal blog post this month but an announcement about Math Basics.

Math Basics will be a set of on-line tutorials that aim to give a sound foundation to Maths. There is always a lot of talk about how ‘back to basics’ is needed but no information on how to get back to basics. This series will help.

The article at LDonline states it very well: Automatic recall

“Automatic recall of basic math facts, sometimes termed math fluency, is generally considered to be a key foundation for higher-level math skills.

When children have automatic recall of facts, they can quickly retrieve answers from memory without having to rely on counting procedures, such as counting on fingers. Lack of automatic recall is a problem as children advance into the middle and later elementary grades …”

Math Basics will concentrate of math fluency.

You need to know where someone stands in their mastery of math fluency. In July, Math Basics will launch an on-line assessment to determine math fluency level. This will be launched from this blog.

See you then.

Sorely needed and will be most welcome. Looking forward to the launch.