A parent’s guide to Renaissance MathFacts in a Flash®
Q: What is MathFacts in a Flash?
A: MathFacts in a Flash is an online program that helps students master addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, and percents. The goal is to achieve fluency—this means students automatically know the answer, which frees working memory in their brains to concentrate on learning higher level math.
Q: What do teachers do with MathFacts in a Flash?
A: Teachers use MathFacts in a Flash to determine which students have mastered their math facts, and which ones may need some extra support. Rather than forcing students to memorize fact tables, the goal is to achieve automaticity—students practice to commit the facts to memory, so they can begin learning other math concepts.
Q: What does MathFacts in a Flash do for my child?
A: Your child will practice timed tests at the right level for them to learn math facts. Then, they will immediately see feedback about their timing and accuracy. Your child will be challenged to beat their original score until they can master each level and test out. Then your child will tackle the next level, and so on and so forth.
Q: Can we use MathFacts in a Flash at home?
A: Yes! Your child can practice with MathFacts in a Flash at home, and you can monitor their progress as well. Your child will need to take their tests at school before they move on to the next level.
Q: How can I help my child with MathFacts in a Flash?
A: Just like learning an instrument or sport, your child needs practice to become better at math. Encourage your child to stick with it even when it feels hard, and guide them to challenge themselves to do better each time they practice.
Q: Where do I go if I have questions?
A: Your child’s teacher is the best source of additional information about your child’s progress with MathFacts in a Flash. Renaissance is committed to protecting student privacy and will not share data with anyone outside your child’s authorized school staff.