The Day of RemediationMath is a daylong class designed to help participants acquire rapid and reflexive recall of the times tables. Having such a command of the times tables is an essential component of the “basic number sense” persons need to learn arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry, etc., so that they can achieve high scores on the math screening assessments that are used by academic institutions and employers everywhere.
Participants spend the day focusing on related groups of times tables: taking timed quizzes, doing timed drills, playing Multiplication BINGO, and working on related mathematics exercises that reinforce the memory work. (Cognitive psychologists call this elaborative rehearsal.) They not only learn certain invaluable math skills that have long eluded them (e.g., multiplying fractions with crosscancelling); they also learn how important it is to construct and maintain a strong knowledge base of math facts and algorithms which is readilyretrievable from longterm memory.
