Education has created a climate and a culture that emphasizes memorization and speed when learning math facts. When classrooms focus primary on timed math tests, we are sending the message to our students that a fast recall of a math fact is what it means to be “good at math.” Studies have shown that this plays a significant role in developing math anxiety.
Math curriculum publishers continue to promote this educational practice and it is up to us as educators to use better math practices in the classroom. Therefore, I have created this resource as a tool to focus more on building number sense by noticing the patterns of numbers and ways they relate to each other. Someone with a strong number sense can use numbers flexibly.
This product includes:
Page 2- Authors Note
Page 3- Suggestions for Use
Page 4- Math Fact Strategy Description
Page 5- Developmental Progression of Types of Math Facts to Teach Into
Page 6-17 Resource printables and Ideas for Math Centers
Page 18- Math Fact Fluency Check-In Directions
Page 19- Differentiated List Options
Page 20-25- Math Fact Fluency Check-Ins (Assessment)
Page 26- Coding Cheat Sheet
Page 27 & 28- Sample
Page 29 & 30- Strategy Group planning