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The goal is for students to develop automaticity, which is the ability to use skills or perform mathematical procedures with little or no mental effort. Automaticity with math facts also supports students in critical thinking and problem-solving.

– Focusing on the Fundamentals of Math – A Teacher’s Guide, p.2

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