Common Core Secondary Math brings you “RTI Intervention Fluent in Math: Fluency Checks for the Common Core”
The Common Core State Standards in Math (CCSSM) stress fluency with skills and procedures along with conceptual understanding and mathematical applications.
We all have the students who leave elementary school and cannot work with fractions. While some need intensive support, others simply need to have someone take the time to explain fractions and their operations. To determine if the student is fluent with these prerequisite skills, I have Intervention Fluency Checks that are used over a period of several days to a week to determine if a student can demonstrate fluency.
Fluency with mathematics at the secondary level requires the same repeated practice and feedback as multiplication facts did in elementary school, however, generating the required fluency checks takes time. Many middle and high school students still believe that as soon as you take a math test, you can purge the information from your brain. I created these fluency checks because I and my students needed them and I hope they can help you and your students.
Students do need to understand how and why math works.
Depending on the student, fluency will precede understanding or understanding will precede fluency. Some students need to be able to “do it” before they can understand it and others need to understand it before they can fluently “do it”.
Each set of fluency quizzes is designed to assess these various components which will help you figure out what part of the process a student struggles with.
You will receive 8 versions of Fraction Multiplication & Simplification with Keys
Each fluency check has 6 questions. The first 4 versions have students multiply two fractions and a challenge question where they multiply 3 fractions. This enables the teacher to see if they can extend the skill. The last 4 versions have the student multiply 3 fractions and a challenge question where they have to multiply 4 fractions.
The goal is to "convince" the students that it is easier to reduce, simplify or factor/cancel before multiplying. Should the students choose to multiply out all of the fractions before reducing, they will get large numbers. Should they simplify first, they will have nice fractions.
Complete answer keys are included.
Additional Fraction Intervention Products for Secondary Students:
◊ Fraction Addition Uncommon Denominators: No Prep Intervention Fluency
◊ Fraction Operations Mixed: No Prep Intervention Fluency
◊ Fraction Subtraction Uncommon Denominators: No Prep Intervention Fluency
Additional Intervention Products for Secondary Students:
◊ One Step Equations All Operations
◊ One Step Equations by Addition and Subtraction
◊ One Step Equations by Multiplication and Division
◊ Bundle: One Step Equations Fluency Checks
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