• Multiplication facts will continue to be tested this year.  For success in future Math classes, it is vital that your children get a handle on these sooner rather than later.
      
    The following describes  the approach we will take in our class this year:
    • There will be weekly timed tests.
    • These tests will not be graded, but will be recorded in your child's binder to chart progress.
    • The tests will cover the 0-9 multiplication facts, with 50 problems to be answered in 5 minutes.
    • If your child misses no more than 5 per test for three tests in a row, your child will no longer need to take the 5 minute timed tests.  A lofty goal.
    • As the group progresses the timed length will shorten from five minutes to three minutes.  The entire class will again take the timed tests. 
    • If your child misses no more than 5 per test for three tests in a row, your child will no longer need to take the 3 minute timed test.  An even loftier goal.

    Please study these with your child and use websites, like the Khan Academy, found on my Resource Page.  If you have any suggestions for useful sites, please share them, I would love to have options for your children to use.