January 7, 2016

How can we best help students achieve fluency in math computation?

By Jim Ysseldyke, PhD In my last post, I talked about the number of repetitions it takes for students to learn multiplication facts. We learned that some facts (4s, 5s, 6s, and 7s) require significantly more repetition to learn than […]
December 3, 2015

How many times must students do it before they get it right?: New insights on math practice

By Jim Ysseldyke, PhD   As school begins this fall, one of the concerns on the minds of many educators and parents is the fact that far too many of our students continue to struggle to learn basic math skills. […]