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Timed math tests have been popular in the United States for years. Unfortunately, some of the wording in the Common Core State Standards may point to an increased use of timed tests. From the 2nd grade on, the common standards give math “fluency” as a goal. Many test writers, teachers, and administrators erroneously equate fluency with timed testing.  This is despite research that has shown that timed tests are the direct cause of the early onset of math anxiety.

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  • Mathematics > General
  • Mathematics > Algebra
  • Mathematics > Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics > Arithmetic
  • Mathematics > Calculus
  • Mathematics > Careers
  • Mathematics > Data Analysis & Probability
  • Mathematics > Equations
  • Mathematics > Estimation
  • Mathematics > Geometry
  • Mathematics > Graphing
  • Mathematics > Measurement
  • Mathematics > Number Sense & Operations
  • Mathematics > Patterns
  • Mathematics > Problem Solving
  • Mathematics > Statistics
  • Mathematics > Trigonometry

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math anxiety fluency timed tests facts drill article

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Update Standards?

S113C623: Indiana's Academic Standards for Mathematics

Demonstrate fluency with multiplication facts for numbers up to 10 and related division facts. [Standard Indicator: 4.1.5]
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