Why Students Struggle with Math
Over the last fifty years, the methods for teaching mathematics have changed.
In the past, most 6th graders were expected to pass a multiplication test at 60 ppm. Now, students are no longer able to meet this expectation, which is impacting their long-term success in mathematics.
What is math fact fluency and why do students need it?
Math fact fluency is the ability for students to rapidly answer basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts.
Students who do not have computational math fluency will struggle with mathematics for the rest of their school years as they tackle tougher subjects, and in adulthood where basic math skills are essential to thrive.
This could potentially impact their performance or employability and result in an over-reliance on technology to address their mathematical handicap.