Promoting Automaticity of Basic Math Facts

How can students be motivated to achieve automaticity of basic facts?



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Diana Dell

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Introduction

Automaticity is the ability to effortlessly complete a task without thinking about it. When the brain recognizes a familiar task, such as computing a math fact, it automatically processes the information and applies what it has previously learned. This reduces the demand on memory and allows for higher order thinking. Automaticity of basic math facts is critical for success in mathematics. These resources can be used to motivate students to achieve this goal.

    •Basic Addition Facts
    •Basic Subtraction Facts
    •Basic Multiplication Facts
    •Basic Division Facts
    •Mixed Practice of Basic Facts
    •Instructional Strategies and Managment Techniques


Last updated: November 12 2006, 5:09 am
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