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Q: Why is it important for students to learn their math facts when they have access to calculators?

A:  While it might seem “old school”, learning math facts to fluency and mastery (i.e., quickly) level is still a very important skill.  Math facts are addition, subtraction, multiplication, or even division problems that students should be able to recall within a few seconds. Why is this important?   Learning math facts develops their number [...]

Processing Speed: What it is and Why it is Important

Processing Speed is the fluency and speed with which one can incorporate all types of information. It is believed to be age-related and the increased processing speed that occurs with development has been linked to improvements in attention and working memory, which are then associated to increases in reasoning and problem solving abilities. Imagine reading [...]