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By: Paul J. Riccomini

In: Response to Intervention in Math

Chapter 6: Building Students' Proficiency with whole Numbers

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Building Students' Proficiency with whole Numbers
Building students' proficiency with whole numbers

It is time for the debate regarding the importance of computation fluency and factual automaticity and time for math teachers to devote instructional time to teach computation fluency and automaticity of the basic facts.

Paul J.Riccomini, 2009 (personal quote)

The debate over whether or not to teach basic facts and computation to proficiency is very similar to the argument in reading of whether or not to teach phonological and phonemic awareness. The field of reading has engaged in this discussion for many years and even currently continues to debate how much time and commitment must be spent on these reading components despite the rather larger research support for their importance to children's early literacy development and ...

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