Monday, April 29, 2013

Math Fact Benchmarks

We included  information in each student's narrative about how he/she was progressing towards meeting the 4th grade benchmarks. Fluency with math fact combinations is so important! It is frustrating for the students who have to stop to think about a math fact when they are working to solve a multi-step problem. We encourage your kids to "hunker down" and really work to meet these goals. 

Here is a reminder of the benchmarks:

4th Grade
  • Demonstrate mastery of addition and subtraction facts at a timed rate with a minimum of 96% accuracy: be able to complete 50 addition and 50 subtraction facts in 2 minutes)
  • Demonstrate fluency with multiplication facts to 12 x12 with a minimum of 96% accuracy and be able to complete 50 facts in 2 ½ minutes
  • Understand the inverse relationship between multiplication and division and the resulting “fact families” of four equations: be able to complete 50 division facts in 3 minutes, 96% accuracy rate.

The best ways t practice are with flash cards, having someone call out facts, playing war with cards, or taking timed tests. Here is a great website for printing timed tests for your child to take at home: