“Math facts fluency leads to higher order mathematics. Through automaticity students free up their working memory and can devoted it to problems solving and learning new concepts and skills (Geary, 1994).
“To build math fact fluency, the most effective strategy is to give students 10-15 minutes per day to practice using what are called derived facts strategies (DFS). Essentially, DSF’s are using facts you know to solve facts you don’t know.” Sam Strother, Associate Director Developing Mathematical Thinking Institute.
I have developed activities that are:
1) based on the Mental Math Strategies
2) can be done in 10-15 minutes per day
3) are super engaging!
- Teach the Mental Math Strategies
- Practice 10-15 15 minutes each day
- Use Engaging Activities