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What Defines Mathematical Fluency?

According to the National Research Council (2001), procedural fluency encompasses accuracy, efficiency, flexibility, and the appropriate selection of strategies. The ability to generate precise answers accurately and swiftly contributes to a child's capacity for flexible thinking. Moreover, understanding the importance of choosing the right strategy and recognizing that problems can be approached in various ways are essential factors in fostering your child's journey towards becoming fluent mathematicians.

Therefore, our school will be utilizing the innovative FIRST IN MATH online program to help K-5 students practice and master essential math skills. As partners in your child's education, we encourage you to support math fluency at home. Just 10 to 15 minutes of practice on First In Math daily can greatly enhance your child's math thinking.

National Research Council. (2001). Adding it up: Helping children learn mathematics. J. Kilpatrick, J. Swaff ord, & B. Findell (Eds.). Mathematics Learning Study Committee, Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: National Academies Press. National Research Council. (2009).

For ways to help your child at home or questions about mathematics instruction please reach out to your child’s teacher or our Elementary Math Coach- Michelle Karwowski