5 Ways to use Timed Tests in Your Math Block

  1. throw

  2. them

  3. in

  4. the

  5. trash

Seriously. Even if we didn’t have MOUNDS of research indicating that this is faaaaaar from a best practice, it just doesn’t make sense. When is the last time we pulled out the ol’ stopwatch as kids read their dolce sight word list?

Fluency means accuracy (attending to precision), efficiency (using well-understood strategies with ease), and flexibility (using strategies such as making 10 or breaking apart numbers.) Yes, it should be in a reasonable amount of time. Yes, I know that’s how you learned. And yes, I know some of your students “love timed tests (or do they love that it is something they are successful at because they may already be fluent?)

Looking for some games and other strategies to help with fluency? Shoot me an email! academics@powerasc.com