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Effect of Daily Math Home Practice on Automaticity of Basic Math Facts

Project #238

Bing Cui Tammy Boychuk


This research project used a qualitative approach to investigate whether the practicing of
basic mathematical facts at home improves automaticity, fluency and accuracy. Number
talks were used in this project to increase number sense and connections, mathematical
thinking and reasoning, and different mental mathematical and computational skills.
There is evidence in the literature that practice both at home and at school improves students’
accuracy, automaticity and fluency. The two researchers also connected this math project
to a real-life situation. The “math at the mall” field trip gave students a practical real-world
application for mathematical learnings in an enjoyable and supported setting.