Parent letters were sent home today for an online math program that has been generously funded by the WO Education Foundation. As I’ve said before, the knowledge of the basic multiplication facts is imperative to your child’s success in 4th grade math and beyond. *Reflex Math* will help the students be fluent in their multiplication and division facts. (A fact is mastered when it can be answered in 3 seconds or less.) Initially, the program takes about 20-30 min. per lesson each day, but after the assessment phase, it will then take only about 10-15 min. per day to complete. This program is most successful when it can be done at least 3 days each week. Unfortunately, because of our limited schedule, this fact fluency practice will need to be done outside of the regular class period.

Parents, please encourage your child to complete this practice at home. If you do not have a computer or internet access (there’s also a *Reflex Math* App for tablets), then your child may come to my room from 7:30am-7:45am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. However, please keep in mind that I have about 110 math students and only 26 computers!

Some of my math students have been working in the *Reflex* program since early in the year, and those students will continue to come during their assigned times.

I will monitor all students’ progress and periodically print the “milestone” certificates. Students will earn class rewards based on their progress.

I encourage you to click on the link below to watch the video on the program’s website and learn more about *Reflex Math*.