Reaching for the stars and math fact fluency with Reflex!

students' math fact fluent bulletin boardMs. Laura Harvey, a 5th grade teacher at John Wallace Middle School in Newington Public Schools in Connecticut, created a Ninja to the Stars bulletin board to help encourage her students to become math fact fluent with Reflex. As students saw themselves and their fellow students move up the board, her students now ask if they can “check their ninja.”

Ms. Harvey’s students “have made progress in both their math facts and confidence in the classroom.” Her students are “finishing up our algebraic connections unit and starting fractions, and they are making comments to me such as, ‘Now I get why you need to know your math facts,’ and, ‘Knowing everything from Reflex has made this a lot easier.'”

“My first student to hit 100% fluency had been using a multiplication chart in math class prior to Reflex. However, her dyslexia did not make the multiplication chart a very user friendly tool at times. She no longer needs the chart and that has boosted her confidence, and made her computation more automatic and accurate. In addition, she still shows a love for Reflex and has been a wonderful peer role model for the other students who are on their way to hitting 100% fluency.”

She adds, “Reflex continues to help my students grow in regard to learning their math facts in a way that is highly engaging for 21st century learners. With all of my students so far I have seen their confidence grow when their tree gets a little bigger, they hit a new high score, or they earn more points for mastering facts.”