QuickSmart Mathematics Intervention Program

 

QuickSmart Mathematics Intervention Program

The primary aim of the QuickSmart intervention is to develop automaticity. That is, to increase students’ strategy use and improve their automatic recall of basic number facts across all four operations.

QuickSmart lessons emphasise the development of conceptual understanding. Students are explicitly taught strategies that develop their understanding of key numeracy concepts. This is done through:

  • timed recall of basic number facts from a targeted set of focus number facts;
  • speed sheets that also relate to the same set of focus facts and include extension number facts;
  • opportunities to consolidate the use of strategies for calculating number facts; and
  • the use of a prompt scaffold to solve mathematical problems and establish knowledge of problem-solving routines.

For more information, visit the SIMERR (University of New England) website:

http://simerr.une.edu.au/quicksmart/pages/index.php

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