Math Fact Goals

“Students who have memorized math facts do better in all sorts of math tasks than students whose knowledge of math facts is absent or uncertain.  Low-level processes like this must become automatic, leaving room for more high-level concerns.”


~Why Don’t Students Like School? by Daniel T. Willingham

Requirement for the end of 5th grade:

  • Addition – 30 problems per minute (up to 10 + 10)
  • Subtraction – 30/min (20-10)
  • Multiplication -25/min (12 x 12)
  • Division – 25/min (144/12)