Math fact practice is incorporated into "Math on the Water" daily (see my post), but we also do timed tests each week where students must memorize their multiplication facts. They move up a level each time they can do 30 problems in a minute. I have never been a huge proponent of timed tests, but I was finding that students were not truly memorizing their facts unless they were held officially responsible. Our fourth grade teachers are very grateful that we do this in our 3rd grade classroom because they are better prepared for 4th grade math!
With all of the awesome technology you have in your classroom, I think you will find that Math Workshop will help you really use those tech tools to improve your math instruction and really meet the individual needs of your students!
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