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Untimed tests provide students the opportunity to flexibly and productively work with numbers, further developing their problem-solving abilities. Math anxiety has also been found to affect students more in timed situations. Untimed tests have been found to reduce this negative Emotion, freeing up students' Working Memory for Operations.
Use It in the Classroom
Instead of timed tests, teachers can have students practice retrieving and using their math facts through Math Talks. Open-ended problems that encourage students to try different strategies can support a deeper conceptual understanding of Operations.
Design It into Your Product
Products can also help by providing untimed activities with directions that encourage students to try to solve problems in multiple ways. This emphasizes the importance of the problem-solving process not the final answer and develops students' Mathematical Flexibility.
Discussing strategies for solving mathematics problems after initially letting students attempt to problem solve on their own helps them understand how to organize their Algebraic Thinking and intentionally tackle problems.
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