January 20, 2017 in

### Effective Math Activities: Using Multiplication Worksheets to Assess Fluency

Multiplication worksheets. Schools commonly use these to measure math fact fluency, yet aggregating response times is tricky, especially given the typical number of math facts measured.
What's more, the resulting data rarely tells you which math facts a student knows fluently compared with facts they are still calculating.
How to Maximize Effectiveness
When it comes to multiplication worksheets, use these tips to maximize your effectiveness in the classroom:
1. Assess each individual fact. You can use a stopwatch or let a program like Timez Attack do the job for you automatically; but at some point, it's critical to measure which facts students can recall automatically and which ones they have to stop and calculate.
If you don't measure each fact accurately, you won't fix it.