A guest post from the National Number Knockout team:
As math teachers head back to school, they must overcome budget cuts while being expected to teach Common Core and STEM standards to students who may be ill-prepared. We all know teachers who pay for classroom expenses from their own salaries. We all know teachers frustrated by standards that their students can’t begin to meet. Teachers need support from organizations like National Number Knockout (N2K).
National Number Knockout is dedicated to improving speed and accuracy in calculating skills for middle school students by promoting a national competition that is free to enter, can be played by any number of students, and accommodates all levels of math skill. N2K allows a teacher to lead a class of students at different levels of competency through the basics of arithmetic while fostering a calculating proficiency that surprises even the best teachers.