## Word Problems and Mental Math

What do math facts like plus 2 or 12 divided by 6 have to do with word problems? Word problems require language skills. In my family's case the problems are en français which makes drawing out the formulas a bit harder (especially for Dad). In my view the key issue...

## Persistence is better than speed

Obviously the goal with mental arithmetic is to be fast and accurate, but I noticed when my own son was tackling division practice, he desperately wanted to be right rather than fast. The lesson for me was that to build confidence, as easier set of whole number...

## It takes longer than parents remember

As I work with my 9-year-old to make sure he's practicing his math facts, I realize that his road to mastery of the times tables (which I define and me being able to ask him tough ones like 7 times 8 and he answering swiftly) is slow. My son isn't so hot at...

## Why this Math Practice site isn’t Specifically aimed at Children

My 8-year-old-son is a mostly unwilling experiment with respect to this Computational Fluency site. I set up his own ID, but I bring him to the computer and I log him in and we negotiate how many questions and/or how many minutes he will spend doing the work. I am a...

## How to use the Computational Fluency Site

How to Use This Site You can use the site to practice any combination of the exercises without an account. Click on the Anonymous User button Choose one or more of the Math Fact Types you want to practice Click on Start Advantages of your Own Account If you have your...

## Welcome to Computational Fluency

My name is Robert. If you've discovered this web site, you may wonder ... why did I bother to create it? What need is being fulfilled? As a parent who wishes to encourage success at school for my two children, I found math practice to be a weak link in their school...