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Assessing Basic Math Facts- NCTM This article by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) describes the latest findings about the effects of timed testing in math on students and alternate strategies for assessing fluency.
Fluency Without Fear- Jo Boaler This article written by Jo Boaler, a professor of mathematics education at Stanford University, outlines the impact of timed tests on students, discusses effective ways for students to learn their basic math facts using number sense, and provides links to online games and resources to help students develop computational fluency in engaging ways that are great for inside and outside the classroom.