This study concluded that success with division and fractions predicts future success in math. I think that it is really important to learn efficient algorithms so students can be confident in these topics.
Monday, June 18, 2012
I thought this article provided some good data on the relationship between class size and outcomes. It is particularly important to keep class sizes small in k-3. I find it interesting that the student ration nationally is around 16 students per teacher. Some states legislate a cap near this point.