At the end of our second year of using Rick’s materials, we experienced some increases in the number of students who met and exceeded on our state’s standardized math tests for third, fourth, and fifth grade. A lot of processes and components factor into raising scores. The focus on fact fluency, including Rick’s materials, contributed to our positive uptick in scores along with a lot of effort from teachers, administrators, and students.
I know that as a teacher, my pacing calendar for the school year is fast and full, so I need to be able to help students learn basic facts without taking away time from the other concepts I have to teach. I have made Albert’s resources an integral part of my math centers, guided math instruction, independent practice, homework, and much more.