Saxon ©1997
Math 3 140 lessons 
SRA ©1999
SRA Math 154 lessons 
Harcourt ©1999
Math Advantage 28 chapters 
ScottAddison ©1999
Math 12 chapters 
Silver ©1999
The Path to Math Success 12 chapters 
McGraw ©1999
Math in My World 12 chapters 
Everyday Learning ©1998
Everyday Math 120 lessons 

Do student activities stress automatic numberfact recall, not reinvention strategies*? 
YES Daily quizzes and basic fact practice 
YES Daily "Mental Math" exercises practice rapid recall of basic facts. Many games are designed for fact practice. 
LESS EMPHASIS Student text stresses reinvention strategies* (e.g., pp. 15, 14, 15, 68, 70, 107). Occasional, but not daily, factrecall practice (e.g., TE, pp. 5, 16D, 204D, 210, 219, 242D). Most factrecall practice is in back of book (TE, pp. H124A, B1B2). 
SOMETIMES 3 games practice multiplication facts (pp. 249, 260). Divisionfact activities do not stress automaticity (p. 305). Addition and subtraction numberfact review in early chapters only. 
VERY RARELY Much emphasis on reinvention strategies* (e.g., pp. 46, 56, 58, 230) Minimal activities for numberfact recall in student text. Only some daily "Math Minutes" cover numberfact recall. 
SOMETIMES Student text stresses reinvention strategies*(e.g., pp. 3,6, 33, 20). Several numberfact card games suggested (e.g., p. 211; TE, pp. xiD, 291B, 239D, 5). Brief "Daily Reviews" include only four "FAST FACTS" each. 
YES Many numberfact games (e.g., "Beat the Calculator") and choral drills (e.g., Teacher's Reference Manual, pp. 109110, 111, 166, 177). 
Are timed numberfact tests or quizzes provided with instructions for use? 
YES 45second daily quizzes 
MOSTLY 3 or 4minute speed tests for addition, subtraction and multiplication (pp. 38, 176, 177 and TE, p. 36) but divisionfact test is not timed (p. 192). 
AVAILABLE, OPTIONAL Numberfact tests of 80 problems each are more extensive than in the SRA, but with no specific time suggested [TE, p. H121H124 (tests); TE, p. H124A (Ideas for using tests)]. 
NO Tests are not timed and include few number facts. 
SOMETIMES Daily "Math Minutes" (many of 5 or 6 basic facts) are timed but are far fewer than in Saxon. "Checkpoints" on multiplication and division facts are not timed (pp. 224, 350). 
NO Tests are not timed and include few number facts. The four "FAST FACTS" in each "Daily Review" lack suggested time limits or instructions for use. 
NO See Teacher's Manual & Lesson Guide, p. 145, par. 3 – p. 146, top of page. 
Does the Teacher's Edition (TE) stress importance of automatic recall of number facts? 
YES See TE, p. v, par. 2, lines 14. 
YES See TE, p. T25. 
AMBIGUOUS TE is ambivalent on automaticity. Contrast TE, p. E4, col. 2, par. 6, and TE, p. E15, col. 2, par. 2, lines 13 with TE, p. E15, col. 2, par. 3, lines 68 and TE, p. H124A, col. 1, par. 1, lines 13. 
NO "Students may want to use calculators to solve all the addition problems. For exercises 2a2f suggest that students use them only to check their work." – TE, p. 96B, col. 1, par 2 
NO "Focus on the process of finding an answer, not the answer itself." – TE, p. xvii 
NO "… there are many ways to find sums; [students] should choose the way they think is easiest." – TE, p. 9, right margin, lines 24 
CONTRADICTORY Contrast Teacher's Reference Manual, p. 125, par. 4 with Teacher's Reference Manual, p. 109, par. 13. 
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* "Reinvention strategies" include "count on," "make a ten," "use doubles," "count back," "count up," "draw an array," "skip count," "use models," and "find patterns."