Building Fact Fluency

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Building Fact Fluency Strategies Overview

Each of the strategies (Addition & Subtraction) and factors (Multiplication & Division) covered in the Building Fact Fluency toolkits is taught through three real-world contexts.

Rich Conversation and Mathematical Thinking—Courtesy of Lesson Strings

Contexts are supported by clusters of related activities, tasks, and games called Lesson Strings. Here’s a look at just three of the numerous routines, tasks, and games that make up the string of lessons for each context and how the lesson concepts progress from concrete contexts to abstract numbers.

Over the course of a Lesson String, students will discuss vibrant images using both informal and mathematical language as they mathematize situations. This allows students to see how number facts connect to a wide variety of mathematical situations and problem types.

Addition & Subtraction: Grades K–2

Building Fact Fluency: A Toolkit for Addition & Subtraction builds a strong foundation for math success in grades K–2 and beyond. Students learn their single-digit number combinations and the meaning of addition and subtraction and build solid foundations for place value through hands-on work and rich discussion. Resources include the physical items in the toolkit plus a library of online resources for educators.

Addition and Subtraction Toolkit Contents

What’s Inside

  • Getting Started Guide
  • Facilitator’s Guide
  • Image Talks Flipchart
  • Tool Talks Flipchart
  • Games for Purposeful Practice
    • 29 demonstration gameboards
    • 13 card decks: 5-, 10-, and double 10-frame cards
    • 500 playing counters
    • 39 10-sided dice
    • 39 6-sided dice

What’s Online

  • Multi-Year Pacing Options
  • Image Talks
  • Anchor Problems (English and Spanish)
  • Tool Talks
  • Contextualized Practice Problems (English and Spanish)
  • Number Talks
  • Game Boards (English and Spanish)
  • 3-Act Math Task Videos (English and Spanish)
  • Student Recording Sheets
  • Professional Learning and Classroom Videos
  • Facebook Community Access
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Multiplication & Division: Grades 3–5

Building Fact Fluency: A Toolkit for Multiplication & Division builds a strong foundation for math success in grades 3–5 and beyond. Students learn multiplication facts, understand the meaning of multiplication and division, and build solid foundations for multidigit operations and place value. Resources include the hands-on materials in the toolkit plus a library of online resources for educators.

Multiplication & Division Toolkit Contents

What’s Inside

  • Getting Started Guide
  • Facilitator’s Guide
  • Image Talks Flipchart
  • Tool Talks Flipchart
  • Games Pieces
    • 700 playing counters
    • 48 10-sided dice
    • 48 6-sided dice
  • Array and Group Cards
    • Array Card Deck includes 55 different cards
    • Grouping Card Deck includes 81 different cards
  • Games at a Glance Guide

What’s Online

  • 3-Act Math Task Videos (English and Spanish)
  • Number Talks
  • Image Talks
  • Tool Talks
  • Contextualized Practice Problems (English and Spanish)
  • Game Boards (English and Spanish)
  • Optional Routines: Same/Different, Card Talk, True/False, Open Middle Problems
  • Student Recording Sheets (English and Spanish)
  • Professional Learning and Classroom Videos
  • Facebook Community Access
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Support for Teachers Facilitating Fact Fluency

Educator materials include the print Facilitator’s Guide with a comprehensive overview of the toolkit, detailed descriptions of the components, implementation tips, possible uses in different settings, and embedded assessment strategies.

Online resources include 25+ videos containing classroom lessons and reflections, game demonstrations, and assessment strategies.

Watch a quick overview of the helpful online materials provided with each toolkit.

Watch Addition & Subtraction Overview

Watch Multiplication & Division Overview

Additional support can be found in the Building Fact Fluency Facebook Community and program-specific webinars for on-demand viewing.

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