Automaticity and Fluency
Math fluency = student success
According to the National Mathematics Advisory Board, math fluency is the number one critical foundation of algebra … yet few curricula are capable of developing it. Teachers know that math facts have to be mastered before students can move on to more complex mathematical concepts.
Big Brainz activities teach students math facts through a series of powerful, engaging activities on multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. Students quickly gain automaticity and math fluency along with a new interest in math.
- Frees up students' minds for higher-order mathematical concepts
- Builds confidence along the pathway to upper-grade coursework
- Teaches students an attitude of success in problem solving
Greater student engagement = more powerful student learning
Today’s students are wired for technology. With that in mind, our Big Brainz game-based math facts software offers teachers a new way to teach math facts in an intensely memorable way. Students are engaged by the game—so engaged that they learn math fluency more quickly. More importantly, they retain those fluency skills.
- Beatiful graphics capture—and keep—students' attention
- Imaginative characters help students learn math facts easily
- Students enjoy the challenges and rewards of each activity
Core math facts = standards-based skills
As students learn math fluency, Big Brainz continually monitors student growth and progress towards state standards. Each activity adapts to individual students’ needs and determines which facts need further review. The program dials in the correct level of intervention until students completely master the core standards for math automaticity.
- Demonstrates fluency for addition and subtraction
- Helps 2nd graders memorize all sums of two one-digit numbers
- Helps 3rd graders memorize all products of two one-digit numbers
Interactive class reports = helpful teacher data
Teachers in a blended-learning environment need more than just engaged students; they need to know how students are doing on their path toward math fluency. Big Brainz offers interactive progress reports that show individual student growth, improvement, and estimated time to fluency completion. Class, school, and districtwide growth is also shown.
After the initial, short assessment, teachers and administrators will know exactly which students are deficient, how far behind they are, which facts need extra practice, and how much usage will be required for these students to achieve fluency.
- Data that shows student progress
- Class, school, and district growth reports
- Estimated time to fluency completion