I teach in an integrated fourth-grade classroom in an urban setting. My classroom consists of 20 students, with 11 males and nine females. My students come from ethnically diverse backgrounds, and a majority of them come from low-income families. Standardized test results indicate many students scored below average in reading, language development, and mathematics. My students love to work at the computer center (two computers) and on the three Chromebooks in my classroom. Unfortunately, with 20 students and two computers and three Chromebooks, only five to 10 students use the internet each day.
With these Chromebooks, more of my students will be able to use programs, such as Reflex Math, each day. Reflex Math is an effective program for mastering basic math facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. My fourth-grade students need to be able to fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers, multiply two two-digit numbers, and find whole-number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors. They struggle to do this when they do not know their basic math facts. Reflex Math is adaptive and individualized; it will help all of my students succeed. In addition, with these Chromebooks, more of my students will be able to utilize technology. This will help them to succeed in work and life in the 21st century.
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