Math Automaticity and the Path to Algebra Readiness

  • Presenter: Linda A. Hardman
  • Length: 19 minutes

Research has shown that algebra readiness and higher-level math requires automaticity of basic math facts. Math automaticity is the ability to recall basic math facts with both accuracy and speed so that the highest rate of fluency is subconscious and immediate.

This webinar discusses:

  • How math automaticity frees up students’ minds for higher-order mathematical concepts
  • Why math fluency is so important to later mathematical success
  • What programs like Big Brainz do for students and teachers

Linda Hardman is a former math and technology teacher, curriculum director, writer, editor, and publisher of mathematics and technology content for K–12 schools. She has developed many award-winning math products such as HELP Math, Harcourt’s Summer Studio Math, Prentice-Hall’s Secondary Mathlab Toolkit, and Scholastic’s MATH 180.

As a curriculum director for Tomball ISD (Houston, TX), Linda designed and implemented nationally recognized innovative technology solutions that dramatically increased student test scores. Linda is a proven leader in content development strategies and implementations that lead to effective learning environments while engaging and inspiring students.