Traditional curriculums place too much significant on the speed of retrieving basic math facts and simple calculations. We need to emphasize math problem solving skills more...
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Lou Salza's curator insight,
March 17, 2013 1:20 PM
I was looking for materials for my granddaughter and found this very cool site on Drs. Eide's Scoop.It page! 

Excerpt: "But why do some mathematically talented children, who perform exceptionally well in untimed situations, have difficulty with timed arithmetic tests? More importantly, how can we help these kids?
A good first step may be to let these children know that their intelligence is not in doubt because such tests are hardly good indicators of mathematical ability. Rather their primary aim is to measure how many facts a student can recall correctly within a finite period. After all, a student who can memorize and regurgitate math facts is not necessarily able to understand the reasoning behind those facts. Further exacerbating the issue of speed is the fact that in answering an individual problem a student begins by reading the problem and ends by writing the answer..."
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Thanks GHF.