Fact Fluency with Multiplication Facts

I remember being promoted to fourth grade.  A summer assignment was handed to my parents, as I exited third grade, regarding my math education.  I was to return from summer break knowing my multiplication facts.   Mission accomplished.

But, not so much any more.

There were too many times I recall teaching fifth grade, when a few students had slipped through the cracks.  In other words – fingers were still flying, multiples written out, etc… determine a multiplication fact.

I found ways around this hurdle, but the going was always slow for these children lacking this foundational building block in Math.

At Vimme we created a gamification system, Mathbots, to assist teachers in assuring ALL students know their multiplication facts before entering 4th grade.  We outlined the keys components in 7 Steps.

Here’s to Old School!