tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5549018480866320192.post1048869395035891910..comments2019-08-30T23:34:16.963-07:00Comments on Math Facts Fluency Blog: Math Fact Fluency vs. Math ProficiencyMark Berghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16360809210212604267noreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5549018480866320192.post-55708772367147069372013-01-08T15:28:01.229-08:002013-01-08T15:28:01.229-08:00Don't know how I missed this the first time. A...Don't know how I missed this the first time. As I said in that post:<br /><br />"Assertion: Students who are categorically failing in math are almost certainly not doing so because of math fluency. They may or may not be fluent, but fluency is not the condition holding them back. <br /><br />Tentative hypothesis: The rationale for math fluency (quoted above) does hold for many students who are moving through the math curriculum without ever achieving genuine proficiency, who would certainly be able to learn and hold onto more information if they werenâ€™t spending so much of their time trying to remember what 6 x 3 is, particularly in algebra. "<br /><br />In other words, fluency is good for the big bulk in the middle who *could* achieve fluency but *aren't*. Fluency is rarely the reason students aren't achieving in math. That's my assertion and hypothesis, anyway.<br /><br />I don't ever discuss my gender on my blog one way or the other, to keep my anonymity. Most think I'm a guy, but every so often someone calls me a she. Go figure.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com