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Ball Charter 6th Grade Math Teacher Hope Kennell Receives $1600 Math Grant

October 6, 2015

Congratulations to Ms. Hope Kennell for receiving a $1600 math grant for the Reflex Math Program from Explore Learning for 1 year with 35 students! One of the major factors that holds up her sixth grade students from being successful is math fact fluency. Ms. Kennell has had parents tell her for years, their child cannot remember their math facts. So she looked for a program to help and found this research on how the brain can retain math facts.
“Extensive research has demonstrated the critical role of fact fluency in elementary school level mathematics and beyond and is underscored by studies that show it is a significant predictor of performance on standardized tests.” Feel free to check out the website at https://www.reflexmath.com/research to learn more.